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article or reference f© 3 The 
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articles of genera"! ift tercet • »c 
the his tor- d the life in, 
Salem Academy.) 

ater (1954) 
vol .32 , March ] |] ■. . p. 4895, 

Bethania : 

celebration of founding, vol.- -..Oct. 
1909, p. 4812. 

Buildings ;- rou] is: 

improvements in, vol.32, ^ept.-Oct. 
1 108^ p. 4668; vol. 32, Feb. 
), p. 4736. 

Class Ivy: 

vol.- - Ap r i] l 909, 3 p.^767. 

C] ass officers: 

vol.31, Oct. 1907, p. 4530. 
vol.33, 0ct.l909j p. 4818. 

Clewel ] , John H. 

resigns, vol.3* , iay-June '09, 
p. 4778. 

en cements 

L9 vol. 31, Feb. L908, -4694; 

vol . r -June ! ■ > p.46Z 6 . 

»09 vol. '-June 1909, p. 4780, 

HO vol , 3o^ £'eb . ] 910, p'.4875:J pri] 

19 I .49 )5. 


of classes, vol. 31^ May- June 

" 908, p. '4646, 46 50. 
change in. vol. 31, Sept. -Oct. 1908, p. 
4649 ; vol .3:5. Nov. 1909 p. 4842; 
vol.33, ^-pril 1916, p. 4909. 

; £ j students: 

vol.33, Nov. 1909, o.^S38. 

"Diogenes 11 (owl mascot): 

vol.3g, Jv-r.ll r -7, p.472S. 


vol.33, Feb. 1910, n.4876. 

Faculty Roqm: 

vol ,32, i'o^.-JJec. 1308, p. 4686. 

''Fries Cup": 

for Literary societies, vol.32, Jan. 
1909, p. 4722; vol.32,Mareh 1909, 


Class of 1902, vo] . 31,* e b . "' 308 , p. 4592. 

Class of 1913, voi*33,Nov.l909,p.4825. 

Class of 1910, vol.33, iarch 1910, 
p. 4892. 

3 nmiasj un: 

vol.31, Dec.^9^7, ;o.4555. 

Hat burning: 

vo' 1 .33, Oct. 1 209, p. 4811. 


ts o^ 1908, vol. 32, ^ov.-Dec.,i9" : 
p." 4707. 
vol.33, ^ec. 1909, p. 4859. 
vol.33, inarch 1910, p. 4894. 

Ivy, class: 

see !i Class ivy" 

Ivy staff: 

vo' .- • , Oct. i 1.4810. 

"Jimty 11 | ;): 

v >1. ■ - a ril 1909, p. 4771. 

Lehman chair of literature: 

vol.32, *eb. 1.4732. 


vol.o^Mov.-^ec. 3, p. 4693. 
voi.33,Uec.l9 )9, n.4867. 

Literary societies: 

"Fries C U p", vn 1 . ■ . J an. 1909, p. 475 

' boxes ir ■ ~ : Hall: 

vol . 31 j Jan . 1 908 , p . 4 56 9 . 

North and °outh Carolina Association of 
Colleges for ^omen: 

- ' . ,*eb.l908, p. 4588. 


vol.33, Oct.] 109 , -.4814. 

Ro ad thaler, Howard ^. : 

-de president S C lege, vol. 
- . ■ y-June 3 309, p. 4780. 

Room co i ss: 

vol.32, Bept-Oct.1908, p. 4671. 

Ru 1 e s . an d r e guJ s t i on s : 

vol.31, *eb. ' )8, ••• 6C . 

Scho" ■. r i i ps: 

vol . 31 , ae t . -Oct . ] 908 , p . 46 56 . 
ims ; abt ,! Scholarship, vol. 3* 

3, p. 4767; vol - 
• -- rune 1 909, p. 4800. 

Senior class, list of: 

vol. 31, 1908, p. 4618. 

Shaffner chair of Mathematics: 
vol. 32, Feb. 1909, p. 4732. 

Sights -rid Insights staff: 

vol.33, Oct. 1909, 3.4810. 

Sororitj es: 

vol. 32, Jan. 1909, p. 4714, ^pril 1909. 

p. 4762 . 
Alpha Delta Phi Memorial, vol. S\ , 
ay-June 1909, p. :4810. 


list of; vol. SB, Sept .Oct. 1908, p. 4668. 
number of each ±^ class, vol.33, 

^ec.1999, p. 4844; 
number of in school ^ vol.. 53, Feb. 191 



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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C, October, 1907. No. 267 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thf Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— As the numbers connected with, our college increase we find 
find that the various departments are crystalizing more and more, 
and this particular feature is adding great strength. The Music 
Department is now not only a department, but a great conservatory, 
with its ten professors and teachers, with its self-government, with 
its great concert hall and its two fine pipe organs, with its twenty- 
five or thirty pianos, and with its increasing strength and popularity. 
Entirely separate from the Music Department is the Art Depart- 
ment with its busy life, and so it is with the Expression Department, 
with its Physical Culture feature added, and in fact through the 
College the departments have become separate and distinct schools 
which circle around and harmonize with the Academy and College, 
but still, as stated above, are crystalizing more and more into sepa- 
rate and distinct schools. 

— One important feature for the student in all portions of the 
College to consider is what may be termed speed work. The pupil 
in Phonography lays special stress upon speed, and cannot win a 
diploma until a certain rate has been attained. This same speed 
work should characterize every department. A page of Latin should 
not only be translated, but the student should strive to translate it 

4522 The Academy. 

in the shortest possible time consistent with good work. A problem 
in Algebra or Geometry should not only be satisfactorily solved, 
but the student should strive to accomplish the work in five minutes 
and not be satisfied to use fifteen minutes in the process. A task 
in History should be completed in thirty minutes and should not 
occupy the sixty minutes usually given to it. The one thing under- 
stood in all this speed work being that the speed work must be as 
efficient and satisfactory as the slow method. A distinguished Chau- 
tauqua lecturer stated on one oocasion that when we read a book 
we should practice the eye in such a manner that the contents of a 
page will be taken in within a few seconds and in this way the 
amount of ground covered by reading should be just as wide and as 
extended as possible. We commend the careful consideration of 
speed work to both faculty and students in connection wfth prepa- 
ration and instruction. 

— Rev. Dr. Schulze, President of the Moravian College and 
Theological Seminary, has been connected with that institution for 
between thirty and thirty-five years, or about one-third of its cen- 
tury of history. He is still hale and hearty, and scarcely seems 
to be older than he was twenty-five years ago. Few men have been 
better preserved, and few men have been privileged to remain so 
long in a responsible position of usefulness. In this connection we 
may add that during the present month Bishop Rondthaler com- 
pletes the full thirty years of labor as pastor of the Salem Congrega- 
tion, and he too has had his strength -.vonderfully preserved, and we 
trust has many years of usefulness still before him. 

—The various class offictrs throughout the school have been 
elected, and busily considering the welfare of the bodies which they 
represent. The College work is very thoroughly organized, not 
only in connection with those departments which are most directly 
under the care of the Faculty, but also in connection with the stu- 
dent body, in the literary societies and the fraternity, as well as in 
the class and room com pan v life. Bv means of the influence of this 
organized power the general work of the school is strengthened and 
the progress of the ytar materially helped. 

The Academy. 4523 

— Rev. and Mrs. Stemple arrived in Winston-Salem about the 
middle of October, and were cordially welcomed by the members of 
the Salem congregation, of which Mr. Stemple is the assistant pas- 
tor. They are at present the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell, but 
will ere long occupy their own home, corner Bank and Main streets. 
The Academy extends its best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Stemple. 


In an address delivered by the Hon. James M. Beck, of New 
York city, during the Centennial of the Moravian College and Theo- 
logical Seminary at Bethlehem, Pa., the speaker dwelt upon the 
advantages of the individual influence of the small college. Those 
who are acquainted with Mr. Beck will recall the fact that he is not 
only one of the most distinguished lawyers in the United States but 
that he is also an eloquent speaker on general topics and a profound 
thinker along all lines. 

Mr. Beck stated that he was frequently asked in regard to the 
college from which he graduated. When his reply was that he had 
•graduated from the Moravian College, a second question often fol- 
lowed in regard to the size of the College, and when he replied that 
his class consisted of between ten and fifteen members it often occa- 
sioned surprise, but, he continued to state, that he always expressed 
great thankfulness that it was his privilege to have had the benefit 
of the personal influence found only in the small college. The 
speaker continued to explain that when a man went to Harvard, 
Yale, Princeton, Oxford, or Cambridge his identity was merged in 
the great mass of young men gathered at these institutions of world- 
wide fame. If he succeeded in preserving his individuality and 
receiving good impressions it was a fortunate thing. If he was 
weak mo: ally or intellectually there was, ordinarily, no hand ex- 
tended to him to assist him to firm ground, but he was allowed to 
become a failure, and the responsibilitv for this failure was felt by 
no one. Mr. Beck did not imply by this statement- that the great 
•colleges and universities neglected to do their full duty to the men 
who studied in their lecture hal's, but he clearly set forth that a 
professor who lectured to hundreds of young men could not possibly 

4524 The Academy 

attend to the lecture duties and at the same time impress his per- 
sonality on the individual student. The very nature of the case 
prohibited this possibility. 

On the other hand, the student who was privileged to attend 
the Moravian College and Theological Seminary had almost every- 
thing in his favor. The lectures were fine, the opportunities good, 
and one of the very best features was the close personal contact 
between the students and the noble and consecrated men who com- 
posed the faculty. Mr. Beck stated that this splendid personal 
influence appeared in the fine record made by almost every man 
during the century of the history of the college. A failure in life 
on the part of any one of these students was a rare exception, and 
hence the speaker declared that he felt it was a great privilege to 
any man to be able to receive a part of his training, at least, in a 
small college where the faculty was composed of such splendid pro- 
fessors as have always been found in the Moravian College and 
Theological Seminary. 

Mr. Beck continued to impress this point by using as an illus- 
tration a somewhat similar work done by one of his distinguished 
ancestors, Mr. John Beck, of Lititz, Penna. , who, during his life- 
time taught a limited number of boys, and whose school was usually 
filled by applicants from five to ten years in advance. Those who 
are acquainted with the Lititz Beck School will remember the celeb- 
rity it attained and the universal affection and esteem in which it 
was held. 

As we listened to this learned address we felt that it was a 
tribute to the policy which has influenced Moravian schools. Where- 
ever a Moravian boarding school or college is found, provided it is- 
based upon the immortal principles laid down by our great educator, 
Bishop John Amos Comenius, it will be seen that whether the num- 
bers be few or many, whether there are fifty or five hundred pupils 
in attendance, these are divided into small individual schools, each of 
its one or two principals watching over the health, the development 
of the moral na'ure, the conscientious use of the study-hour, and it 
may be said of every true Moravian school, as it was said by Mr. 
Beck concerning the Moravfan College and Theological Seminary, 
that seldom does any one of the thousands who attend Moravian 
schools leave these institutions without being better, stronger and 
nobler than when they came. 

The Academy 4525 

Just here we note that peculiar advantage which Moravian 
schools enjoy, namely : that the benefits of the small private school 
are secured by the so-called room company system, and at the same 
time the advantages of the large college are also secured when the 
numbers attain to those which have been reached by the Salem en- 
rollment. A pupil who attends Salem Academy and College finds 
departments with specialists in Music, in Art, Commercial and In- 
dustrial Studies, in Expression and in Gymnasium, and in other 
lines which we might mention, and these advantages are secured by 
virtue of the fact that the attendance has reached nearly five hun- 
dred. On the other hand, parents who desire to have the special 
personal interest which characterized a school of a dozen, like the 
famous Beck School at Lititz, will discover that the room company 
at Salem has divided this large number into small individual schools, 
in which each and every one of the pupils receives just that splendid 
personal care and attention which Mr. Beck eulogized in his great 
oration during the first days of October. This entire subject is one 
of the first importance in so far that it means the success or failure 
of many precious lives, and we believe that seldom has this truth 
been set forth in stronger terms than was the case on the occasion 
referred to in the beginning of this article. 


The Moravian College and Theological Seminary, of Bethle- 
hem, Pa., celebrated the completed century of its history October 
2 and 3. Invitations were sent to a number of institutions to par- 
ticipate, and a large number of representatives gathered from differ- 
ent schools of the country. From our own section there were pres- 
ent Bishop Rondthaler, Revs. Hall, Clewell, Stemple, Wenhold, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fries and Miss Adelaide Fries. In addition to 
these among the faculty and students of the College from North 
Carolina were Prof. Clarence Clewell, J. H. Clewell, Jr., White, 
Fogle and K ester. 

The exercises were begun by an introductory meeting in the 
Borhek Memorial Chapel, the principal speakers being Bishops 
Rondthaler, Oerter, Hamilton and President Schulze. 

4526 The Academy 

In the afternoon of the same day the students held a very in- 
teresting and enjoyable meeting of the Comenian Literary Society,, 
and there were orations and declamations, together with fine music. 
While there was worth and merit in all these exercises, what was 
specially admirable was the modest bearing of the students which 
carried with it the idea of power as well as of excellence. Imme- 
diately after this program rendered by the students there was an in- 
teresting game of baseball on the athletic grounds of the college. 
The present students had challenged the members of former ball 
teams, and a fine game was [played, but the visitors were too much 
for the undergraduates, and the score stood 9 to 3 in favor of the 

At night the exercises were of an historical nature. A splendid 
paper was read by Prof. Schwartze (who, by- the way, succeeded in 
winning the heart and hand of one of our Alumnae, Miss Ethel 
Greider). This paper contained a fine history of the College and 
Seminary, and is a distinct contribution to the historical literature of 
the Church. This paper was followed by the splendid oration of 
Hon. James M. Beck, and allusion has been made elsewhere to this 
fine effort. Dr. William Hamilton, of Washington, D. C. , rendered 
a splendid vocal selection, and the entire program was excellent 
throughout. After the formal exercises a reception was held in 
Comenius Hall, when old friendships were renewed, beautiful music 
rendered, and refreshments were served. 

Tuesday morning was reserved for Class Reunions. Members 
of Classes going back as far as forty years were gathered in the dif- 
ferent lecture rooms, and while these occasions were impressive they 
were at the same time bright and happy, the alumni recalling many- 
joyous experiences of their college days. At 11 o'clock the general' 
Alumni meeting was held, and addresses were made by the Bishops. 
Moench and Oerter, Dr. Clewell and others. This was a very pleas- 
ing meeting, and displayed in a remarkable manner the patriotism 
and enthusiasm of the alumni of the College, Immediatelv follow- 
ing this was a formal luncheon, which was under the direction of 
Prof, and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler. More than a hundred guests- 
were present, and the luncheon had many features which signalized 
it as one of the most enjoyable we have ever attended. The menu 
was elaborate, and as a special courtesy to the visitors a number of 

The Academy 4527 

the students gracefully ministered to the wants of the guests, and 
fraternity and good will were to be found every where. One inter- 
esting feature was the reading of a letter from Prof. A. I. Butner, 
of Bethania, N. C. Prof. Butner is the oldest living alumnus of the 
College. Dr. Rice delivered an address, and Mr. Beck announced 
that a portrait of Bishop Edmund de Schweinitz would be painted 
in Philadelphia by a distinguished artist, and would be presented by 
Dr. George de Schweinitz. Mr. Beck added that he would make 
a similar present of the portrait of Presidedt Schultze. These an- 
nouncements were received with very great enthusiasm. 

At 3:30 various groups were photographed, and after that 
the cornerstone of the new Harvey Library was laid. The Harvey 
brothers presented §25,000 for the building of this library, and after* 
the death of the surviving brother 815,000 more will come into the 
dossession of the College and Seminary for the endowment of the 
library. Addresses were delivered by Bishop Hamilton, Dr. Leibert 
and President Schultze. 

At night the formal occasion was the presentation of congratu- 
lations from the various colleges represented. There were present 
twelve or fifteen college presidents, and arrayed as they were in 
their doctor's gowns the procession was a very interesting one as it 
filed into the great old Central Church auditorium. The faculty,, 
students and Alumni were also present. The oration was to have 
been delivered by Dr. W. W. Moore, of Richmond, Va., but he 
was unable to be present. Rev. Paul de Schweinitz was the orator- 
of the occasion. Among the institutions represented were the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Lafayette College and 
many othersr The hearty congratulations of Salem Academy and' 
College were delivered by Dr. Clewell. 

The degree of Doctor of Divinity was given to Bishops Moencb 
and Levering and Rev. Paul de Schweinitz. The degree of Master 
of Arts to Rev. H. E. Rondthaler. 

This entire occasion was one of great joy and happiness, was- 
managed with care and efficiency, and every one feels. that the future 
of the Moravian College and Seminary is a very bright one. 

4528 The Academy. 



All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston" 
Saiem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— From Texas come the following lines which, though brief, 
carry with them a sad announcement. Our sympathy goes out to 
the dear friend : 

" Enclosed please find two dollars. I did not notice that my 
subscription was overdue until a few days ago. I thank you for 
sending it, though it has been a long time since I was there as a 
pupil, It is not often that I see a former school mate's name, still 
I look forward to its coming and read every word it contains. Many 
changes have come to me, and a grief almost more than I can bear 
in the loss of my dear husband, but that too only draws me closer 
to you. Wishing you success in the future even greater than in the 
past, I am, most sincerely, 

Dallas, Tex. "Annie (Lang) Wharton." 

— Again comes a communication, filled with its story of sunlight 
and shadow, and breathing kindly sentiments for the old school 
home : 

" Inclosed find Post Office Order for $2.00, $1.00 arrears for 
The Academy and $1.00 (my mite) for the Alumn?e Memorial 
Hall. I intended sending it earlier, and very muc 1 i desired it to go 
towards the Robt. de Schweinitz column, as I ,>as a pupil there 
during his presidency. I have been sorely bereaved during the 
past year, the 16th of last May, my husband died suddenly, sitting 
in his chair. I am now a widow (also a shut-in) of nearly sixty- 
eight years. I have four sons and one daughter, all of whom are 
a great comfort to me in my declining years. I congratulate you 
on the completion of the Alumnae Memorial Hall and the placing 
of the Fogle Memorial Organ. I am sure the music will be soul- 
inspiring. May nothing occur to mar the pleasure and success of 
your Commencement occasion. May the Alumnae have a happy 
reunion. As long as I live I shall feel a warm interest in Salem 
Academy and College. 

The Academy. 4529 

"With best wishes for continued success and prosperity, I 
remain, " One of' the Alumnae, 

Pilot Point, Tex. Mrs. John King (nee Denton)." 

— From quite near home we have a brief communication which 
we print because of the good resolve it contains : 

' ' The C Class wishes to express to you their appreciation and 
gratitude for the nice desks and comfortable chairs. We have all 
resolved to study more and try to have a nicer and better class. 

' ' We would be delighted to have you call on us real often. 
"Again thanking you, we are, 

" Florence Baker, Nellie Bennett, Evelyn Brown, 
Victoria Disher, Jeanne Farrior, Octa Fritts, Ella Grif- 
fin, Mildred Harris, Gertrude Jones, Helen McMillan, 
Anna Perryman, Ethel Parrish, Virginia Stiles, Ruth 
Shore, Helen Shore, Kathleen Tay, Lillian Tesh, Minnie 

— A former Salem girl, now making a marked success, writes 
from the great metropolis : 

' ' The references you so kindly sent to me some time ago, re- 
ceived, for which I thank you so much. They will help me a gre'at 
deal in my work, and I would have acknowledged same before had 
I not been so extremely busy. 

' ' I have made quite a success in my private work, only being 
idle about three days. I have also met some very nice families. 
Just left a case that was a relation of Mr. Hnghes who was elected 
governor of New York State. 

" Trusting that you and your family are quite well, I remain, 

" Sincerely, yours, 

New York City. " Mary Alice Shore." 

— Rev. Leon Luckenbach and family arrived in Winston-Salem 
in order to assume work in the Moravian ministry in the Southern 
Province. They will reside in one of the former Salem hotel build- 
ings on Main Street. The friends of the Salem congregation had 
prepared a very cordial reception, and we are certain the visitors 
ielt at home at. once. 

4530 The Academy. 


The following' is a list of officers of the classes and societies for 
the new school-year : 


President — Miss Ruth Brinkley. 
1st Vice President — Miss Mabel Hinshaw. 
2d Vice President — Miss Ethel Pullan. 
Hd Vice President— Miss Nellie Ware. 
Secretary — Miss Julia Wood. 
Treasurer — Miss Lyde Brinkley. 


President— Miss Louse Wilson. 
1st Vice President — Miss Reva Carden. 
2d Vice President — Miss Annabel Gray. 
Secretary — Miss Lizzie Ellis. 
Treasurer — Miss Nonie Carrington. 
Historian — Miss Ruby Palmer. 

Hesperian Literary Society. 

President — Miss Dore Kerner. 
Vice Piesident — Miss Julia Wood. 
Secretary — Miss Nelleen Miller. 
Chaplain — Miss Norfleet Bryant. 
Critic. — Miss Ruth Brinkley. 
Treasurer — Miss Luda Moore. 
Librarian — Miss Myrtle Rollins. 

Eziterpean Literary Society. 

President — Miss Louise Daniel. 
Vice President — Miss Elizabeth Hairston. 
Secretary — Miss Marybell Thomas. 
Chaplain — Miss Marguerite Tay. 
Treasurer— Miss Ethel Pullan. 
Librarian — Miss Estelle Harward. 

— Bishop Rondthaler prolonged his visit north till Nov. 1st. 
While in New York city he was present during the panic on the 
Stock Exchange in the recent financial excitement, and also wit- 
nessed the " run" on several of the great banking institutions. He 
writes that it was a most remarkable and interesting sight. 

The Academy. 4531 

*K\k IBonti) in tfir £ri)ool. 

— A very interesting- and instructive letter on Forestry was de- 
livered in Memorial Hall recently, under the auspices of the Win- 
ston-Salem Board of Trade. 

The color of the autumn leaves in the forests is unusually beau- 
tiful this year. The yellow of the hickory, the red of the maple 
and the green of the pines combine to make a magnificent bouquet. 
In the Salem Square the brilliant scarlet of the large maple tree in 
front of Prof. Shirley's house is greatly admired by every one. 

— The corner-stone of the new Y. M C. A. building was re- 
cently laid, the ceremonies having taken place within the Presbyte- 
rian church just previous to the actual placing of the box into the 
stone. This building when completed will be a means of great good 
and will also be one of the handsome structures of our city. 

— The Rev. Dr. Lilly, pastor of the First Presbyterian church 
in Winston, has been called to a new field of labor, and his many 
friends will greatly regret his departure. Dr. Lilly preached our 
Baccalaureate Sermon on one occasion, and wi s with us from time 
to time at our Vesper Services, and has many friends within the 

— Several of our pupils have recently been called home because 
of the illness of loved ones and The Academy extends its sympa- 
thy to them in their sad journey. 

— A recent visit to our neighboring city of Greensboro reveals 
the remarkable progress of the growing and energetic " Gate City." 
It is claimed by some that the population of Greensboro and its im- 
mediate suburbs now exceeds 40,000. 

— One of the "very pleasing gifts to the school is a magnificent 
picture of St. Cecilia. This large and handsome picture was made 
in Europe and is a direct copy of one of the old masterpieces. With 
its handsome frame it is hung on the south wall of the Van Yleck 
memorial room, in Memorial Hall. The Academy extends its 
hearty thanks to Mrs. Fogle for this additional proof of her friend- 
ship for our college. 

4532 The Academy. 

— The robes for the Senior Class arrived about the middle of 
October and their reception was accompanied with the usual scenes 
of excitement and pleasure. After all the robes had been distributed 
and the usual number of congratulations had been given by admir- 
ing members of the lower classes, a procession was formed and the 
citizens of Winston- Salem were given the privilege of seeing the 
interesting procession as it passed up one side of. the street and down 
the other. This was not sufficient, and so on the following Monday 
morning a part of the hour usually given to antiquities was given to 
an item of modern life and both -boarders and day scholars were 
given the privilege of a walk through Winston- Salem. 

— The Ladies' Aid Society of the Home Moravian church gave 
a reception to Rev. and Mrs. Edward Stemple in Mrs. Clewell's 
home, Oct. 11. A large number of the members of the congrega- 
tion as well as the friends and also a number of the Faculty paid 
their respects to these friends who will soon make their home at the 
parsonage, corner Main and Bank streets. 

— An autumn walk was indulged in by about fifty of the pupils, 
the route being up the so-called Paper Mill hill, through the woods 
in the Ebert settlement, and returning through the Christ Church 
woods. The day was fine, and one of the features was half-a-bushel 
of crisp apples purchased from a passing mountain wagon. 

— An addition to the green-house is being made by adding the 
space immediately below the present greenhouse. This lower por- 
tion has been enclosed in glass and will be used for the palms, orange 
trees and other larger plants, while the upper portion will be spe- 
cially devoted to the foliage plants, geraniums and bulbs. These 
two sections will doubtless be very attractive during the winter, and 
if they prosper will present the appearance of a great bouquet amid 
snow-covered surroundings. 

— We had the pleasure recently of a visit to Pomona and 
Greensboro, spending a part of the day with Mr. and Mrs. Van 
Lindley and Miss Cammie. It is needless to say that their gener- 
ous hospitality was very greatly enjoyed. Later in the afternoon 
we made a visit to the State Normal, and received courtesies from 
Prof. Forney. We also visited Greensboro Female College where 
we were cordially received by the President, Mrs. Lucy Robertson. 

The Academy. 4533- 

)h\ fHemortam. 

Truly has the poet said " Thou hast all seasons for thine own, 
O death !" In the last number of The Academy we chronicled 
the death of one of our youngest graduates, cut down in all her 
bloom, and now we are called to mourn the departure of one of our 
older Alumnae, Mrs. Annetta L. Smith, Dr. Clewell's half sister, 
who had passed her three score years and ten. 

Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late Dr. Elisha Smith, of 
Danbury, N. C. , where they lived until his death in 1861. She 
then came to the Widows' House in Salem, with her two voung 
daughters, Ida and Donna, where she spent the last 35 years of her 
life, with the exception of about 8 years from 1890 to 1898, when 
she was connected with Salem Academy and College as teacher and 
caretaker of the little 10th Room girls. Here her patient care and 
faithful was greatly apppreciated by those under her charge, and 
one of her greatest pleasures was to be remembered by them so 
affectionately in after years. 

Her health failed gradually as she slowly ripened for the great 
change at the close of her earthly pilgrimage which came on Sunday 
night, Oct. 7 when she gently fell asleep in Jesus, at the good old 
age of 75 years and some 'months. One of her daughters preceded 
her into the heavenly country, the other daughter, Donna, was her 
mother's faithful and devoted caretaker to the end. She had lin- 
gered in the land of Beulah, where her patiect, unobtrusive gentle- 
ness endeared her to many friends. Thus 

' ' One by one we cross the river, 
One by one we reach the shining shore," 

and lay our burdens down in the uncreated brightness of the glo- 
rious heavenly land. — L. 

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— On two recent occasions a Praise Service was held in Memo- 
rial Hall on Sunday evening. On the last occasion Prof. Shirley 
had general charge of the music, the Home church choir having 
prepared several selections, and Mr. B. J. Pfohl with his band of 
well trained young men also taking part. The college girls sang 
several vesper hymns, and altogether the occasion was one which 
was deeply devotional and very greatlv enjoyed. 

— The Academv is informed that Miss Garrison is preparing 
the Basket Ball team for a contest with the Greensboro Female Col- 
lege Basket Ball team to take place some day in the near future. 
We feel sure the occasion will be a very interesting one. 

Rev. John F. McCuiston, pastor of the Friedberg congrega- 
tion, celebrated his fiftieth birthday on Oct. 30. A large number 
of friends called during the day to extend best wishes to this most 
highly esteemed minister of the Gospel. 

— Profs. Shirley and Storer, together with the large chorus,, 
have already begun practicing for the Music Festival of next year. 
Judging from present appearances the promise for something better 
even than last year's great programme. 


Glenn— Bennett. — On September 24, 1907, Mr. Joseph H. Glenn to 
Miss Annie Bennett, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Nissen— Traxler —On Oct. 1, 1507, Mr. Harry Nissen to Miss Mahel 
Traxler, of Winston-Salem, N C. 

Patterson-Cole. — On Oct. 15, i<;c7, Mr. Maun Cate Patterson to 
Miss Marvin Cole, of Hillstoro, N. C. 

Richmond— Billard. — On Oct. 15, 1907, Mr. Henry Lee Richmond 
to Mi^s Mattie Belle Billard, of Savannah, Ga. 


Smith.— On Oct. 7, 1907, Mrs. Annetta L. Smith, of Salem, N. C. 

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•Jm 3Liiji)trv > T att. 

The Dinner Was Worth It. 

As a reward for good behavior Johnny was allowed to come to 
the dinner table when company was expected. He wanted to appear 
big, too, so he choose a low chair, which brought his mouth just to 
the top of the table. But he didn't mind this, because it was on a 
line with his plate, and he was not so likely to drop anything' while 
eating. He ate ravenously of every thing, having nothing to say 
to any of the guests, as his mother had told him to remember that 
good children are seen not heard. Finally, after dessert, when there 
was a lull in the conversation, he exclaimed : 

" Say, Pop, you can't guess what I've got under the table?" 

"No, my son," said the father, with an indulgent glance, 
" what is it ?" 

"Stomach-ache !" shouted Tommy, cheerfully. 

He Did, After That. 

A young man who persisted in whispering loudly to the lady 
who accompanied him to a symphony concert, telling what the 
music " meant," what sort of passage was coming next, and so on, 
caused serious annoyance to each one of his immediate neighbors. 

Presently he closed his eves, and said to his companion : 

"Did you ever try listening to music with your eyes shut? 

You've no idea how lovely it sounds !" 

Whereupon a gentleman who sat in the seat in front of the 

young man twisted himself about and said gravely : 

"Young man, did you ever try listening to music with your 

mouth shut ?" 

His Point of View. 

General Sherman once had occasion to stop at a country home 
where a tin basin and a roller towel on the back porch sufficed for 
the family's ablutions. For two mornings the small boy of the 
household watched in silence the visitor's efforts at making a toilet 
under the unfavorable auspices, but when, on the third day, the 
toothbrush, nail-rile, whisk broom, etc , had been duly used and 
returned to their places in the General's grip, he could suppress his 
curiosity no longer, so he boldly put the question : 

•' Sav, mister, air you alius that much trouble to yo'se'f?" 

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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C, November, 1907. No. 268- 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The Basket Ball game between the members of the Greens- 
boro Female College team, and that of our own College was a great 
success. The game itself was a well matched test of skill and the 
skill displayed on both sides called forth great admiration, but the 
cordiality and enthusiasm of our visitors made a still greater im- 
pression on our students and faculty. Surely a stronger tie of friend- 
ship will exist between the two Colleges in the future because of this 
day's sport and social pleasures. 

— The near approach of Christmas reminds us of the swiftness 
with which the first term is drawing to a close. The Christmas 
recess begins Friday, December 20th, 2 p. m., and recitations are 
resumed Thursday, January 2nd, 8:30 a. m. Parents are urged to 
insist on pupils remaining till the close of the recitations, since the 
desire to leave before the close of the work of the month is usually 
strongest with those whose work is not the best in the class, and the 
marks thus lost may have a serious bearing on the question of pro- 
motion in May. There is no additional charge for the Christmas va- 
cation, and ordinarily a large number of pupils remain in Salem to 
enjoy the special celebration in school and church. 

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— The decision of the Trustees to order the erection of a gym- 
■nasium marks a distinct advance in the line of work of the physical 
culture department. The old gymnasium served a good purpose, 
and will continue to be used, but the new building, while not an 
expensive structure will serve the desired end as fully as if it repre- 
sented a much greater outlay. Not only will the interests of the 
physical culture work be promoted, but the social life of our large 
school family will in many particulars circle about the structure. 

— We trust that our readers all enjoyed the thanksgiving turkey. 

— Our sympathy goes out to the several members of our school 
and alumnae circle who have recently passed through the sorrow and 
" i the loss of dear ones by death. 

— Notice has been received from the Chickering firm that our 
grand piano has been started from Boston on its way south. 

— Dr. Clewell will spend a part of January visiting among 
'the colleges ot North and South Carolina in the interest of the meet- 
ing to be held in Winston-Salem in March next. 

— The Academy acknowledges the following invitation : "The 
Trustees and Faculty of Linden Hall Seminary request the honor of 
your presence at the laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial 
'Gymnasium and Auditorium by His Excellency, the Governor, Ed- 
win S. Stuart, Friday, Dec. 6th, nineteen hundred and seven, at 
vtwo-thirty, P. M. Lititz, Pa." The Academy extends congratu- 
lations to this worthy school in connection with this mark of prog- 
ress and prosperity. 

— A number of visitors braved the storm and went to the Peter- 
son-Hall wedding at Clemmons. More would have been present 
had it not been for the continued storm of the week, which was par- 
ticularly severe on that special day. Our best wishes to bride and 

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Dr, Clewell's Address before the General Alumni Meeting- of 
the Moravian College and Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pa., 
October 2, 1907, was as follows : 

It has been said by a certain writer that the history of a coun- 
try is the history of its men. If this be true, the history of the 
Moravian College and Theological Seminary is the history of its 
men. It is therefore eminently proper on this occasion, before the 
gathered alumni, that I should pay a tribute to the worth of the 
men who have labored in the past, and who are now worthily bear- 
ing the burden of this important work: 

I will not attempt to name those who in earlier years founded 
this school. Their efforts have been presented in the historical 
address. When I speak of the men of thirty-five years ago, the 
names and faces will at once appear before the class of ten ; some 
of these men are with us to-day, some have passed to the great 

Our class remembers well the speed with which Bishop P2dmund 
de Schweinitz dictated his lectures on Brethren's History, and they 
also well remember his profound scholarship, his stirring eloquence 
and his consecrated life. This strong personality of Bishop de 
Schweinitz impressed itself upon the class of ten, and gave to the 
members higher ideals than would otherwise have been given. After 
the lapse of a third of a century I feel that I voice the sentiments of 
the class of '77 when I say that we feel grateful that we were privi- 
leged to sit at the feet of this teacher, for we feel that Bishop Edmund 
de Schweinitz was one of the greatest men which the Church has had 
in any land or in any age of its history. 

The Spaniard of centuries ago sought the fountain of perpetual 
youth. He died without having found it. Has Dr. Schulze dis- 
covered it? His pupils are being crowned with gray hairs, and 
some of them are advancing so rapidly along the stream of time that 
they are losing even this glory, but our president goes forward 
adding one decade to the other in his long life. When I hurried 
from the railway station a few days ago to pay my respects first and 
foremost to him, it seemed to me that he was just the same that he 
was thirty- five years ago when he taught us the line, 

-" Bera sheth bara Elohim," 

or pointed out to us the difference between " katol " and "kotal." 
We remember his ornate scholarship, and we are proud of it, but 
surely our president will pardon me when I say that that which 

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remains the brightest in memory is his great personal kindness to 
us as individuals. We sat with him on the mountain side ; and we 
drank in his kindly spirit. Ofttimes when I am trying to encour- 
age some young life, I think : " Thus did Prof. Schulze do to me." 
A generation has passed. My own boys, now older than I was 
then, are pleasantly associated with him, and their testimony is ever 
such as to show that Dr. Schulze is the same kind, considerate man 
that he was in 1872. Verily, the world is better because of the life 
of Dr. Augustus Schulze. 

Our " house-father" was Bishop Reinke. Surely we tried his 
patience, for while the " class of ten" had many virtues we do not; 
remember that any one ever claimed that it attained " perfect sanc- 
tification." Prof. Reinke bore with us patiently, never allowed his 
interest to grow weak, and did not despair even when one member 
of his German class solemnly recited "Ik, miner, mir, mik — du,. 
diner, dir, dik." I am sure a personal allusion will be par- 
doned, because it will show how a kindness will be remembered,, 
when many other things have been forgotten. It was the first birth- 
day away from home. No recognition of the day had been expected. 
But early on the natal morning a small card was received on which 
Prof. Reinke had written in neat German text,. "The Lord bless 
thee on this thy birthday. " Possibly all the lectures on pastoral 
theology may not have carried with them a greater lesson than this 
act of kindness — a type of his entire kindly life. 

And in regard to Prof. Klose — often when I announce the 
hymns from the red hymnal, I think of him, and of how he labored 
and toiled, with other brethren, to give to the school this excellent 
volume, which stands as a monument to his name. 

One other name stands out clear and bright in connection with 
those days. It was the time of the Moody religious interest. Into 
the Central Sunday School this interest came ; into the teachers' 
meetings, held in the old chapel after the sessions- of the school. 
Who will deny that a deep religious impression was made on many 
of our class of ten, as we labored with and were led by the great 
past and present friend of our College, Bro. Joseph A. Rice. 

To these and to other men we owe much of what the class has 
been able to accomplish in these years. 

The class roll should possibly not be called in a general alumni 
meeting. But why not? Bahnson declared yesterday that we were 
accused of being conceited in regard to our class life. Be that as it 
may we are not ashamed of the thirty years' record of a single 
member. Let the roll be called : 

Hamilton lias labored as pastor, as professor, and now is a 
member of the general governing board. 

Hall has been teacher, pastor, principal and member of the 
governing board South. 

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Greider, pastor, the head of affairs in Eastern West Indies, and 
'(take notice) a Knight of the Order of Donnebrog. 

Bahnson, after studying at home and abroad, has served the 
church both east and west, and his work wears well. 

Romig, as pastor, still has time to study carefully the politics 
of the Church, and often is his voice heard in keen debate on the 
Moor of the Synod. 

Kinsey has been a faithful and successful pastor, and still has 
time to study sociology as he looks out on beautiful Eagle Bay. 

Rominger and Ricksecker have cast their lot with other folds, 
but both are true to the cause of Jesus Christ, and both have kept 
warm the friendship for class and classmates. 

Spaugh made a brilliant and enviable record in evangelistic 
work in the beautiful mountain regions of south-west Virginia, but 
was called to his eternal rest early in the period of which we write. 

This is the list, which, with the name of him who addresses 
you, makes the so-called class of ten — all serving in the ministry of 
the Moravian and other denominations. 

To this list we are proud to add the college graduates, George 
>de Schweinitz, who has won eminence and distinction in his profes- 
sion, and Edward Krause and Emil J. Bishop, true and loyal work- 
ers for the Moravian College. 

To the alumni, gathered in such numbers, I wish to present 
in a closing paragraph of but a moment or two, a thought which has 
often been with me, and which may be productive of good results 
in one place or another if earnestly considered. 

In a recent conversation with one who has been eminently suc- 
cessful in his work, the following thought was advanced : "The two 
■critical times in a man's life work are the beginning and the close." 
If true, should not every young minister find himself surrounded by 
a sympathetic influence which would seem to say, "I am my bro- 
ther's keeper?" This interest may take the form of counsel, 
encouragement or restraint. In a specially difficult period of my 
work as a pastor ( '79 to '84) when difficulties and discouragements 
were often all about me, the most sympathetic interest and encour- 
agement were given by Bishop Van Vleck, Bishop Oerter, Bishop 
Bachman and the Brethren J. J. Ricksecker and Lanius. Without 
this aid it is easy for me to surmise the possibility of some threads 
in our Church work having been lost at that time. What I consider 
one of the great joys and blessings in my own life I long to have 
passed into the lives of these young men who from year to year join 
our work in the active ministry. 

Professors will labor and toil ; instruct and construct. Shall 
not we who are in the field wait with a welcome the additions to our 
ranks, with interest and assistance which will help and strengthen 
them in the ofttimes difficult beginnings ? We will do well to shape, 

4542 The Academy. 

support, strengthen our college and seminar)'. But permit this 
question, propounded above, to be presented to our minds in this 
gathering of alumni: 

" Do we study and faithfully follow our duty to our younger 
men, in the transitoiy time between seminary and the active pas- 
torate." The frank reply to this question may explain some disap- 
pointments in the past, but better let us say that it may save us 
from disappointments which might otherwise be before us as a 

Thanking you for your kind attention to my remarks I sub- 
scribe myself an humble member of the class of ten, which modestly 
feels that it was privileged to live in the golden age of the institu- 
tion's history, from '72 to '77." 

On the formal occasion, Thursday evening, when the various 
Colleges and Universities brought their greetings, Dr. Clewell spoke 
as follows : 

" On this centennial occasion many tributes will be brought to 
the Moravian College and Seminary. These tributes, when taken 
together, will be like the flowers which, though different in size and 
shape and color, together form a beautiful bouquet, Salem sends 
her greetings, and with them desires to acknowledge her obliga- 
tions to this institution, which to-day celebrates a full century of 

" One visitor places a tribute which is the cordial congratula- 
tion of a neighbor, but which is only a fraternal greeting. Another 
may lay stress on the cause for thankfnlness which accompanies the 
thought of a completed century. Thus one flower after the other is 
placed in the group until all are gathered together. 

"Salem feels that it is her privilege to acknowledge a deeper 
obligation than any other. For more than one hundred years our 
college has stood for the highest type of education — for Christian 
education. The term Christian education is used in its broadest 
sense. It is that which strives to develop the highest type of wom- 
anhood, that which calls forth all that is lovely, true, noble and 
excellent — in a word it seeks to impart all that is implied by the 
the term. Generations have followed each other within the College 
— thousands have come and gone — but if a devoted alumni speaks 
of her alma mater she will bear testimony first to this feature, and 
will then show that on this foundation only can the highest scholar- 
ship and the most graceful accomplishments be firmly grounded. 

"Whence the inspiration which has thus caused Salem to strive 
for the highest and best for the daughters of our Southland ? From 
our great educator-bishop, John Amos Comenius ? In part, yes. 
His influence has come down through the ages but only as an indi- 

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rect influence. Was it from the great schools of Moravia and Bo- 
hemia, which blessed that fair land before the day of blood ? In 
part, yes. But only an indirect influence. Whence, then, the direct 
influence ! The reply can be but one. The influence has come 
from the Moravian College and Seminary. 

Among the list of my predecessors in office, a Reichel, a Bleck, 
an Emil de Schweinitz, a Robert de Schweinitz, a Grunert, a Zorn, 
a Rondthaler, or others whom we might recall, you will see why I 
can bring as my tribute the grateful acknowledgments of Salem for 
all which we owe to this College and Seminary, now honorably and 
worthily closing this period of its history. And in bringing this 
tribute we will add the sincere hope that during the century which 
is before the Moravian College and Seminary the same benign in- 
fluence may go forth to make the world better in the great struggle 
between right and wrong. ' ' 

From The Sentinel we quote the following item : 

"While probably Tennyson's beautiful and touching poem, 
"Enoch Arden," is familiar to most of us, it has never been our 
good fortune to hear it interpreted as it was last night when Miss 
Garrison, Instructor in Elocution at Salem Academy and College,, 
and Prof. Shirley, whose ability as a musician is known to us all, 
portrayed the pathetic story in recitative and melody. 

" As the reader proceeded with the poem, Prof. Shirley played 
Strauss' sweetly sympathetic accompaniment on the piano, which 
describes the theme all the way through. As the story pictures. 
Annie, alone in her grief over the babe, the music is especially ten- 
der, almost tearful. Then, later, when Enoch returns, after all the 
years, to find his place in the home and in his Annie's heart filled 
by another, as he gropes his way from the window and falls down, 
in prayer, pleading for strength not to make himself known, the 
music swells louder and stronger until we can almost feel his burst- 
ing heart. 

"Surely Miss Garrison was at her best last night, thoroughly 
in sympathy with her subject. She thrilled her audience, and in* 
many instances handkerchiefs were very much in evidence. She is. 
certainly an artist and a most charming reader, as was proven by 
round after round of applause. As usual Prof. Shirley's work on, 
the piano was magnificent. 

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(From the Morning Journal. ) 




The Contest Full of Interest and Excitement From Start 
to Finish --- Both Sides Retired With Well Earned 
Laurels---Five Hundred Spectators---Visitors Enter- 
tained at Luncheon by Mrs. J. H. Clewell. 

The basket ball game between the Greensboro Female College 
and Salem Academy and College took place on the Salem Campus 
soon after the arrival of the train from Greensboro, Saturday after- 
noon, Nov. 1G. With the Greensboro team were a number of stu- 
dent friends c nd members of the faculty, the fair company number- 
ing between fifty and a hundred persons. 

By 4 o'clock the campus at Salem College presented a lively 
and interesting scene. The young ladies had decorated the sur- 
roundings of the ball field with the colors of the two colleges, and 
the students and the lady visitors from town had selected good 
positions on the hill immediately to the west of the ball ground. 
There were probably five hundred who were fortunate enough to 
receive tickets. The windows of the surrounding buildings were 
filled with bright faces, and the white and gold of Salem as well as 
the white and green of Greensboro were in evidence everywhere. 

' A little after 4 o'clock the Salem team came down the campus, 
dressed in their gymnasium costumes, with white sweaters, across 
which was the word " Salem." Just a little back of them came the 
group made up of the visiting team. They were dressed in dark 
-suits, with a green band on the arm with the letters, " G. F. C. " 
The members of the Greensboro team are as follows : 
Miss Elizabeth Hardin, manager ; Miss Helen Sparger, captain, 
center ; Miss Ellen McPhail, goal ; Miss Annie Sears, right forward: 
Miss Alice Blanchard, right guard : Miss Annie Woodley, left for- 
ward ; Miss Sue Corbett, basket guard ; Miss Sybil Oliver, left 
guard ; Miss Ruth Coltraine, lineman ; Miss Nell Pender, lineman. 
The Salem Academy and College team was as follows : 
Miss Rillie Garrison, manager ; Miss Rena Brown, captain, 
center ; Miss Nelleen Miller, right forward ; Mias Willie Middleton, 
left forward ; Miss Evelyn Wood, goal ; Miss Mary Clarke, right 
guard ; Miss Helen Haynes ; left guard ; Miss Helen Jones, basket 

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guard ; Miss Julia Wood, lineman ; Miss Mary Belle Thomas, line- 

Within a short time after the teams reached the field the game 
was called, and within a few minutes the Greensboro team scored 
four, and a look of alarm was visible on the faces of the Salem girls. 
Then the latter seemed to recover from the first impression, and the 
playing was splendidly matched, the teams scoring so nearly even 
that when the signal was given that the first half was up, the score 
stood six to seven in favor of Greensboro. 

After an intermission of ten minutes the second half of the game 
was played, and this was desperately contested on both sides. The 
playing of the Greensboro team showed excellent training, the 
method being a steady, deliberate, calculating effort, and showed 
the Salem girls that they had opponents calling for their highest 
skill at every point. The playing of the Salem team in the second 
part of the game showed a number of brilliant moves. The ball was 
delivered in adroit and unexpected ways, while the " springs " made 
by some of the Salem girls were such as to call forth the loudest 

But over and above all other things which called for the admi- 
ration of the audience was the perfect fairness on both sides. It was 
what is termed in the athletic world a ' ' clean ' ' game, in which no 
one sought the slightest advantage by unfair means ; the decisions of 
the umpire were in no case questioned, and the courtesy on both 
sides was never for a moment forgotten. 

It so happened as the second part progressed that the victory 
came to the Salem girls, though the Greensboro girls contested every 
inch of the ground, and even though the visiting team lost the score 
the admiration was equally divided, and both sides retired with well 
earned laurels. 

The score at the end of the game stood 18 to 11 in favor of 

The enthusiasm throughout was one of the features of the after- 
noon. The cheering was probably the heartiest ever heard on the 
old campus, and that is saying a great deal. 

The game at an end the Salem students and faculty set them- 
selves to work in earnest to give the visitors a royal good time. 
The members of the Greensboro faculty who were present were 
Prof. Stahl, Miss Blanche Gunn, Miss Martha Dozier and Mrs. F. 
K. Craft. In a few moments small groups were in the various 
buildings, inspecting the Sorority rooms, the So iety halls, Alumna* 
Hall, where Prof. Shirley introduced the visitors to the new organ, 
the two teams soon appeared again on the campus, from which point 
they proceeded to the President's home, where Mrs. Clewell wel- 
comed them as her guests. 

Mrs. Clewell had prepared an elegant luncheon, which was 

4546 The Academy. 

served in the reception rooms. The tables were beautifully deco- 
rated with the colors of the two colleges, and to these were added 
brilliant flowers. The silver and cut glass made an attractive sight, 
but all this was less attractive to the hungry teams than was the 
splendid five course luncheon. There was bright and happy con- 
verse, and the company could hardly be persuaded that 8 o'clock 
had arrived, and that the time to say farewell had arrived. 

In the meantime the larger portion of the company had repaired 
to the Zinzendorf, where the usual good cheer of this splendid hotel 
was fully enjoyed. 

At 8:30 the enthusiastic company assembled at the depot, the 
group of Salem College girls gave the usual yells, the G. E. C. girls 
responded, and an afternoon of delightful sport came to a close, 
and the two colleges were bound together by a stronger tie of 
friendship than could have been the case without the social features 
of the day. 


All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachtrs, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
f r , ... i ^ rmer pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— The following lines from a recent graduate will be read with 
interest by her many friends : 

" I suppose you have a very large school again this year. Have 
often thought of you and Mrs. Clewell, you were so kind to me 
while there, and I wish I could be with you in school in again. 

" I am teaching in the High School here this year, and like it; 
only it is a little difficult for me to meet all the problems of the sit- 
uation when my pupils are in some cases those with whom I myself 
went to school only a short time since. But they seem to under- 
stand the situation, and are very considerate! I am happy in the 

" How are Miss Lehman and Mr. Pfohl ? Remember me kindly 
to all. 

" Sincerely, 

Norwood, N. C. "Bessie Ivey." 

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— From a good and warm-hearted friend in Georgia come the 
following lines : 

" The coming of The Academy reminded me more than ever 
of my seeming negligence in renewing my subscription, and now I 
must ask you just how backward I have been. I enjoy the contents 
of your little magazine more than you imagine, though it makes a 
great big lump come in my throat when I see how fast new names 
are taking the places of the ones I'm familiar with. Some of the 
new ones don't sound very strange, though. 

" I was in Laura Hairston's house party in June, with Mary and 
Eva Hassell and Eleanor Green, and you can't just imagine what a 
a good time we had " reminiscing." I felt prouder than ever of my 
Alma Mater ! 

" Please remember me to the teachers and all inquiring friends. 
I think of you all so often, and hope some day to be so fortunate as 
to see you again. 

" Hoping to hear soon in regard to The Academy subscrip- 
tion, believe me to be, 

" Sincerely, your friend, 

Macon, Ga. " Harriette Winchester." 

— The following is a brief communication which came to our 
table some time ago, but the spirit is so friendly that we are pleased 
to present it to our readers : 

" Enclosed find one dollar for my subscription to The Acad- 
emy for the past two years. I would not be without it for anything. 
Emma and I both peruse it with great eagerness, and it certainly 
keeps one in closer touch with their Alma Mater. Through The 
Academy we have been noting with great interest the progress of 
Alumnae Hall, and we both hope to be present at the deJi:ation 

•' I am sorry that Mr. Pfohl's health is such that he must give 
up some of his work. Remember me to Mrs. Clewell, Miss Leh- 
man and Miss Lou Shaffner. Sometime when you are passing by 
we would be glad it you would stop over and pay us a visit. 

" With best wishes I am, sincerely, one of your old girls, 

Mt. Ulla, N. C. Fannie Goodman, "'01." 

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€i)e iliflonti) in tf)e g>ri)ool. 

— In the article acknowledging the beautiful gift of the St. Ce- 
celia picture by Mrs. C. H. Fogle, The Academy failed to state 
that the gift was prompted by the warm and tender friendship of the 
kind donor for Misses A. and L. Van Vleck, in whose music room 
the beautiful picture has been placed, and that it is intended to be a 
happy material object to perpetuate the memory of the friendship 
which has always been such a source of joy to Miss Amy, and was 
also to Miss Lou while she was still with us here on earth. 

— The many friends of Mrs. Georgie Bowe Wright, of Colum- 
bia, S. C. , extend to her heartfelt sorrow at the death of her devoted 
husband, Mr. W. C. Wright, which occurred at Southport, N. C, 
Nov. 14th. Mr. Wright had been in failing health for some time, 
but his end was sudden and unexpected. Many of us knew and es- 
teemed Mr. Wright for his many excellent qualities, jnst as we loved 
Mrs. Wright for her overflowing kindness to her large circle of 
friends. The high esteem in which Mr. Wright was held is attested 
by the beautiful tribute paid him by the Columbia State. 

After the very happy and successful day at Nissen Park on 
Founders' Day, Oct. 31, a little slip of paper was handed to Dr. 
Clewell, and on examination it was found to be a receipt for the use 
of the cars in making the trip to and from the park. This was cer- 
tainly a kind and generous act on the part of Mr. Sigg, as was also 
his willingness to come to us on the evening of the same day and 
entertain the pupils and friends with a series of moving pictures. 
To Mr. H. E. Fries, the president of the company, to Mr. Sigg, 
Mr. White, Mr. Johnson, and to all the polite conductors and rao- 
tormen we return thanks for their efforts to make the day a happy 

— The addition to the Green House has been completed. This 
addition was made by inclosing the space immediately beneath the 
present Green House. A two-foot excavation made it possible to 
place all of the palms and orange trees in the new space, and when 
the flowering plants are blooming the entire effect will add much to 
the appearance of the campus and courtyard. 

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— The sudden death of General George E. Pond, U. S. A., at 
the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. H. T. Bahnson, was a great 
shock to his many friends and admirers in our community. Gen. 
Pond was a man who had not only made his way to marked distinc- 
tion in the United States army, but he had always shown a deep 
love for Winston-Salem and her people, and we in the school were 
often favored by his cultured presence at the various functions. 
Mrs. Pond and their daughter, Elizabeth, were both graduates of 
Salem, and both had already gone to the " other side " where they 
awaited their beloved husband and father. The only surviving 
member of this well known family is Capt. George Pond, U. S. A. y 
and at present in California. 

— Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in the usual happy man- 
ner. The services in the church were just what they should have 
been to carry out the idea of the day. The dinner was never better, 
and the turkeys were just as brown as if they had not been roasted 
in the midst of " hard times." The usual number of friends drop- 
ped in to greet friends in the school, and some of the girls took 
good things to those who are in need. A number took a long walk 
into the woods, and at night a couple hours were spent in hearing 
the reading of " The Cricket on the Hearth," with appropriate lan- 
tern pictures. 

— Just as we go to press with The Academy a telegram an- 
nounces the sad death of Mr. E. B. Brady, at Raleigh. Our heart- 
felt sympathy goes out to the entire family, but especially to our 
young dear young friend who left her place in the Senior Class a. 
short time ago to watch beside her father in his last illness. 

— The Halloween Party in the gymnasium was a marked suc- 
cess. The lights were dim, the figures ghostlike, the Satanic ruler 
alarmingly near to " the thing itself." the decorations were attract- 
ive, and the witches, — well, they got in a goodly number of attacks 
on the students, and are said to have made such vigorous onslaughts 
on certain members of the faculty that it is hinted that sudden re- 
solves were made to make sundry lessons easier in the future, and 
so on. It was a great time and thoroughly enjoyed by all who were 
privileged to be present. We congratulate those who gave so much 
time and patience to the plans and the execution of them after they 
had been planned. 

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— The concerts given by the Salem Band, assisted by other 
musicians from the city, were both marked successes. Every one 
connected with these programmes, from Mr. B. J. Pfohl down, de«- 
serves great credit. 

"Miss Julia Wilson has returned from Elizabeth City, where 
she was one of the bridesmaids at a lovely wedding celebrated there 
last week, the bride being Miss Mary Culpepper, who became Mrs. 
-Roscoe Foreman. Besides Miss Wilson, Misses Margaret and Frank 
Hanes were guests at this marriage. Miss Culpepper has visited 
here several times, and has numbers of friends who will be interested 
in her marriage." — Sentinel. 

3ht Ulster Vein. 

Who Soaked Her Hat? 

A natural but amusing mistake is recorded by LippincotV s 
Magazine, on the part of a certain physician who was aroused from 
his slumbers by the door-bell. He found a colored man with a huge 
paper package, from which buds and leaves protruded. 

" Is Miss Ca'line Ward in ?" asked the man. 

" She has retired," returned the doctor. Miss Ca'line Ward 
was his colored cook. 

" I'se sorry, sab, to be late. Dah wuz a jam in de street kyars. 
I'll leab dis fo' her, sab, ef you'll kindly gib it to her in de mo'nin'." 

"Certainly," said the doctor. He took the bundle carefullv, 
closed the door, and carried the flowers to the kitchen. There he 
placed a dish-pan in the sink, drew a few inches of water in it, 
•carefully pressed the base of the package into the water, and went 
back to bed, thinking how pleased " Miss Ca'line" would be. 

The next morning he went into the kitchen early, to find the 
•cook holding a dripping bundle. Her manner was belligerent, and 
her tone was in keeping with it. 

" Ef I bad de pusson heah dat did dat," said she, "I'd empty 
de kittle on dem. I'd jes like to know who put my hat in de dish- 
pan —dat I would ! I'd scald 'urn fo' sbo. " 

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£n ffclemoriam. 

— In the death of Mrs. Thos. R. Purnell, which took place in 
St. Luke's Hospital, Richmond, Va., September 25, 1907, another 
loyal and loving- daughter of the old Academy has passed away. 

Adelia Zevely, for this is the name by which her friends and 
school mates will remember her best, was born in Salem, Sept. 17, 
1852, being the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Augustus Zev- 
ely. She entered the Academy at an early age, and pursued her 
studies with diligence and success until compelled to leave school 
on account of her eyes. When just eighteen she was happily mar- 
ried to Mr. Thomas R. Purnell, one of the wState's rising young- 
lawyers. Owing to the recent death of her mother the marriage 
was quietly celebrated sit home by the late Bishop de Schweinitz. 
After removing to Raleigh she seldom failed to make yearly pilgrim- 
ages to Salem, and her love for the school was shown in her sending 
back all four of her daughters to be educated here. Singularly 
beautiful in person and with charmingly gracious manners, Mrs. 
Purnell was a social favorite wherever she went. 

She was buried from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Ral- 
eigh, which was next in her affections to the dear Home Church, 
and she sleeps in Oakwood Cemetery beside the grown son and 
daughter who had already preceded her to the Great Beyond. 

J. P. B. 


Foreman— Culpepper — O i Nov 6.' 1907, in Elizabeth City, N. C, Mr. 
Samuel K Foreman u> Miss Makv Culpepper. 

Finch— Clinard —On Nov. 12. 1907. in Winston-Salem, N C , Mr. B. 
Finch to Mis^ Mary Paine Clinard 

Cooke— Wood.— On Nov. 20, 1907, in Elizabeth City, N. C, Mr. Thos. 
B Cooke to Miss Mary E Wood 

Leak — Lindley,— On Nov 20, 1907, at Pomona, N C , Mr. Clarence 
Elmer Leak to Miss Cammie G. Lindley. 

Peterson —Hall — At Clemmuns, N C . on Nov 23. 1907. Mr. Harry 
Peterson, of Sileni, to Miss Bertha, daughter of Rev. and Mrs James E. 
Hall, of Clemmons School 

Lee— Kerner —On Nov. 27, 1907, Mr Joseph L Lee to Mi*s Edythe 
R. Kekner. 


Stone —In Mocksville, N. C , on Nov S, 1907, Mary Wilson Stone 
Bonner — On October 10. 1907, Mrs Virginia Ellison Bonner, in 
Washington, N. C. 

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— The new Gymnasium building will add much to the social 
and physical culture of the School. Miss Garrison is an expert in 
this line, and we believe the new building will prove to be a great 
addition to the work of the year. 

— The Faculty Recitals have formed a pleasing feature of the 
school year. The first one, given by Miss Garrison and Prof. Shir- 
ley, was fine, and the second by Profs. Shirley, Storer and Ray was 
one of the strong efforts of the Music Department. These occa- 
sions have shown in a marked manner the strength of the Depart- 
ments, and we can well be proud cf what the School stands for in 
these respects. 

— The praise services held in Memorial Hall have been very 
successful and profitable occasions, showing that the hall is well 
suited to religious worship, and that the grand organ can be used 
to advantage, not only for school purposes, but also to join with the 
musical efforts of town and church in a most pleasing and happy 

4554 The Academy. 

— To our patrons and friends, one and all, we extend our best 
'wishes for a hai>;\v Christmas and a blessed New Year. 

— Dr. Clewell has been visiting a number of Colleges in our 
•our State in the interest of the proposed meeting in March next, of 
the Presidents < f the Colleges for Woman in North and South Car- 
olina. If the general plan is carried out this meeting will not only 
be a most interesting one, but the results will be far reaching in 
their influence. 

— In closing the first term of the school year we have much to 
be thankful for, in that the health of the School has been good, the 
work has gone forward uninterruptedly, and the spirit abroad among 
the pupils is unusally fine. Where so many are concerned the above 
conditions are always matters for thankfulness. 

— We cordially invite our former pupils to send letters for The 
Academy. The correspondence page is read with great interest by 
many persons, and we will welcome communications, giving the 
history of your experiences since you left school, your joys and 
sorrows, and also what you know of pupils of earlier days. Address 
all communications to The Academy. 

— The railroad rate controversy seems to be nearing a con- 
clusion. The State authorities it seems have made a proposition to 
make a two and a half cent rate, with certain additions in the matter 
of interstate and mileage books, and some of the roads have ac- 
cepted the proposition, or have expressed their willingness to do so. 
This may be the final solution of the matter. 

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The New Gymnasium. 

The new Gymnasium building has been completed, and the 
lighting and heating will soon be added, so that by the beginning of 
the new term in January the classes in physical culture can take 

The building is located immediately east of Society Hall, and 
is 30 feet wide, 60 feet long, and the height Of the ceiling is 18 feet. 
There are no pillars nor supports, so that the floor space is open for 
games, such as basket ball, etc. 

The structure is frame, with metal roof, and has an entrance at 
the north end. The entrance is covered with an ornamented hood, 
above which is a circular window, and the apex is relieved by a neat 
scroll work. The windows are large and numerous, so that the 
light will be good, even on dark and cloudy days. There is a door 
at the south side also. 

It is not certain that the length of the building will be sufficient, 
so the construction of the structure is such that if need be 30 or even 
60 feet can be added, without expense save the actual cost of the 
addition itself. It is also possible to add a small kitchen, if desira- 
ble, and to the east a bowling alley \ "' probably be built in time. 

The first and prime use of this structure will be for the physical 
culture class, which now numbers between 50 and 60. The class 
ought to include the entire membership of the School, but thus far 
there is still a lingering opposition in the minds of pupils or parents 
to gymnasium work. In time we hope that this objection will be 
removed, for the old adage, " Mens sana in corpore sano," is as true 
to-day as it was in the olden days. 

But the Gymnasium is not only intended for the physical cul- 
ture class, it will also stimulate a healthy interest in games. The 
basket ball teams have done good work this fall, and showed their 
good training in the splendid game between the Greensboro and 
Salem girls. This game interest was possible only so long as fair 
weather continued. Now it is possible the year through. 

Again, the Gymnasium will in time become the center of social 
receptions, the place for sales, and for similar functions. For years 
the chapel was used for purposes of this kind. Then the room be- 
neath the dining room was employed. The chapel was made ready 

4556 The Academy 

only at great labor and effort, and then was evidently not suited for 
such purposes. The old gynnasium was not inviting, however much 
effort was given to decoration. Hence many of the occasions were 
far less successful than will be the case in the splendid new Gymna- 
nasium. The "sales" and "suppers" were usually in Class Rooms 
C. and D. This was not an inviting place for this particular purpose, 
for many reasons, even though the rooms are well suited for instruc- 
tion in Latin and Algebra. In the new building all these occasions 
will be magnified, so that in addition to the physical culture work 
and the game spirit development, the social features in certain par- 
ticulars will cluster around the the new building. 

When the building is entirely finished and painted white it will 
form a fitting addition to the beautiful green campus which it fronts, 
and is one more addition to the dear old School which has been a 
"fostering mother" to so many young people in the past, and was 
never more numerously attended than is the case at the present. 
The Academy is happy to chronicle this addition to the school 
plant, which indicates a decided step forward in this important 


All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— Our first communication is one of great interest to us because 
written by one of our oldest Alumnae, one who entered Salem 
Academy and College nearly seventy years ago. Few are still liv- 
ing who were her school mates, but possibly this commuication will 
reach the eye of one or another and may secure a reply to the com- 

" To whom shall I address this note? 

" So long ago was I a pupil of dear old Salem Female Acade- 
my ! 1839 ! Many years I kept up a regular communication but so 
many changes came up that I dropped my regular intercourse and 
the last I knew of the School was in 1895. 

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•' I am living now at the same house from which I went in 1839, 
over the mountains in a private conveyance to "the best school in 
the South," to which my sister had gone in 1823. 

"Let reminiscences pass. I am surrounded by my children, 
my grand-children and my great-grand-children. During the war 
I lost many of my possessions, in fact most of them. All of my 
paintings, embroideries and needle works, among which was a 
"sampler." None of these things can be restored, but I am anxious 
to get a sampler which I hope you can send me. I do not know 
what it will cost, but I will remit the amount at once when the 
sampler is received. 

" The lessons and christian influences are still to me a supple- 
ment to my home teachings, and are a support and a comfort to me 
in my declining years. 

' ' Not many days pass that I do not recall the wise and com- 
forting teachings of your good people, for they were to me a 


"Mrs. Susan A. Hurt, 
Jackson, Term. "nee Susan Allen DeBerry." 

— We quote a few paragraphs from a business letter, omitting 
the strictly business portion. The cordiality of the letter brings back 
to us the remembrance of a highly esteemed pupil of some years 

" Fourteen years ! Is it possible? Yes, it is fourteen years since 
I left dear old Salem, wearing the class ring of '92. Each day the 
ring is a sweet reminder of the happy three years spent in the 
Academy. The splendid influence of those dear good teachers is 
still a help and comfort to me. I hope in less than fourteen more 
years my little girl Katharine Lee will be ready to follow the foot- 
steps of the Fain family by entering the Academy. So often in 
my dreams I am still with those familiar faces listening to my 
teachers as of old. 

"My lovely curly headed boy, Sam Franklin, Jr., fs visiting 

with his aunt Kittie, who makes a great pet of him. O, I am so 

proud of my precious babies ! * * * * 

" With love and good wishes to each of the teachers of '92 and 

also Mrs. Clewell, I remain, 

1 ' Your sincere friend, 

Eckel, Tenn. " Ollie Fain Franklin." 

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— Still another friend from Tennessee writes regarding an es- 
teemed pupil of more recent years : 

" Lena has been married nearly three years, to one of the best 
young men and most successful farmers in our section. She lives 
miles above us, and has a sister-in-law, fifteen years old, who may 
attend school at Salem. 

"Two little girls came to bless Lena's home, but 'both died 
in infancy. Her health has been very poor, but she is better now. 
She loves to talk of Salem and the happy days spent there. 

" I heard her wish for one of the Society badges. Will you 
kindly tell me the price. I want to give her one for her birthday. 
I will find out between now and October to which Society she be- 
longed. Remember me to Miss Heisler and to Mrs. Clewell. With 
kind regards, I am, 

' ' Sincrrely yours, 

"Mrs. F. P. McCorkle." 
Mohawk, E. Tenn. 

From the Charlotte Observer. 

Dr. Clewell, of . Salem Academy and College Spent Yes- 
terday Here in Conference with Drs. C. B. King and 
J. R. Bridges. --Association of Colleges for Women will 
Hold Meeting in Winston-Salem in March. 

' ' For the purpose of stimulating interest in the Association of 
Colleges for Women in North and South Carolina, Dr. J. H. 
Clewell, President of Salem Academy and College, spent yesterday 
in the city, visiting Dr. C. B. King, President of Elizabeth College, 
and Rev. J. R. Bridges, President of the Presbyterian College. 
The Association of which Dr. Clewell is at the head is composed of 
all the Colleges for Women, in the Carolinas, and was formed last 
Summer at Chick Springs, S. C. 

"The chief aim of the organization is not so much to come 
closer together in the discussion of scholastic matters only, but also 
and perhaps, primarily, to discuss all matters relating to the welfare 
of these institutions of learning. Economic interests will probably 

The Academy. 4559' 

be given a large share of the interest, though the Conference will 
feel free to discuss and consider any and every subject which con- 
cerns the operation of the Colleges for Women. 

"The Association proposes to have its first regular Convention, 
at Winston-Salem sometime in March. Dr. Clewell is out in the 
interest of this Convention, and is just now starting a tour of the 
Carolinas. Later a programme will be formulated by a specially 
appointed committee, this committee proposing to complete the 
programme along the lines of the suggestions made in the course of 
his visits to the various schools. 

' ' The Officers of this organization are the following : 

" President — Dr. J. H. Clewell, of Salem Academy and College. 

"Vice President — Dr. Robert Pell, of Converse College. 

"Secretary and Treasurer — Miss Euphemia McClintock, of 
Columbia College for Women. 

" The Committee on Programme is the following : 

" President Johnson, of Winthrop. 

" President Pell, of Converse. 

"Mrs. Lucy Robertson, President of Greensboro Female 

' ' Every College for Women in the Carolinas is an accredited' 
member of the organization, and will have representation in the 
Convention. The membership is not limited to either denominational 
or State institutions, and one of the encouraging features about the 
Association is the fact that both these classes of institutions are 
manifesting great interest in the work lying before it." 

— It is customary in the Home Moravian Church to have a 
service each year in which the workers in the congregation gather 
together in a service of praise and prayer. A lovefeast service is a 
part of the programme of the evening. The service this past month 
was held Dec. 6, in the Home Church, and there were present prob- 
ably two hundred persons. The large assembly showed to all who 
were in attendance how large a number of persons are really en- 
gaged in this field of labor. But it is not a matter of wonder since 
the statistics at the close of the year showed that there are nearly 
twenty-four hundred persons, children and grown people, connected, 
with the Salem Moravian congregation. 

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A friend has sent us a copy of an Allentown paper from which 
we clip the following as referring to an experience of a member of 
our Tenth Room : — 

" Mrs. Fanny Rice's last appearance here was in the Academy 
in ' The French Ball, ' and the day after she was stuck on the train 
at Lyons in that fierce blizzard of 1895. 

. " With her at that time was her daughter, Edith, then an infant 
in arms, on whose account the farmers formed a brigade to fight the 
snow so she could be supplied with milk. Edith Rice, now a charm- 
ing young lady, is at present a student at the Moravian Seminary at 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, under the principalship of Dr. 
Clewell, formerly of Bethlehem. When Fanny Rice visited her 
daughter there recently she twice gave her dolly show, for the en- 
tertainment of the students to their intense delight. 

" Mrs. Rice, who is a guest at the Allen, is much pleased to be 
kindly remembered by so many who saw her as a comic opera star. 

"A fellow passenger with Fannie Rice on the blizzard train 
was John D. Mishler, of Reading. Mr. Mishler gives this account 
of that memorable trip in his book of memoirs recently issued for 
private circulation : 

" 'Fanny Rice, booked for Friday evening, Feb. 8, 1895, on 
her way from Allentown, was snow bound at Lyons until Sunday 
noon, Feb. 10. The entertainment was to be given under the aus- 
pices of Reading Commandery, Knights Templars, and there was a 
very large sale of tickets. John D. , anxious to give a good per- 
formance, went to Allentown Thursday, where the company ap- 
peared that evening, to see what changes for the better if any could 
be made in the play and the company. He left Allentown with the 
company for Reading, and was with them at Lyons, sleeping two 
nights in a feather bed with all his clothing on, including an over- 
coat, except shoes, hat, collar and cuffs, and when he arose in the 
morning his moustache had been frozen from the frost in the room. 

" Following a cold wave on Feb. 5 and 6, early in the morning 
snow began to fall, which continued all day, but it was not until 
evening that the storm assumed the violence of a blizzard. All 
Thursday night snow continued falling. On Friday morning fol- 

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lowed the worst blizzard ever experienced in this section, whirling 
the snow in every direction and drifting. Railroads and street cars 
were completely blocked. Country roads were drifted fence high, 
and farmers had to open the fences and drive through the fields. 

' ' ' No trains were run over the East Penn road from Thursday 
night until Sunday noon, owing to a big drift at Lyons, where sev- 
eral trains were stuck. Saturday morning the men made an effort 
to open the road without success. Saturday afternoon four engines 
and a snow plow, in charge of John H. Freeh, trainmaster, and 50 
men arrived at Lyons, and with the crew that had been sent out the 
day before succeeded in releasing the engines and passenger cars by 
11 o'clock that night. With five engines and a plow they cleared 
the track to Allentown, returning Sunday morning to Lyons, when 
the passenger cars of the two trains were attached to the locomo- 
tives and with the passengers arrived at Reading at 9 a. m.' 

"A fellow passenger on this memorable blizzard trip was Bish- 
op Breyfogel of the Evangelical Church." 

Ciie iliilonti) in tfjc j&cftool. 

— Dr. and Mrs. Bahnson have made a trip north in connection 
with the affairs of the late General George Pond. They will meet 
Capt. George Pond in New York. 

— Bishop Rondthaler has had a severe cold, which took the 
form of severe "la grippe," and was prevented from attending to 
his duties in the holiday season, with the exception of two of the 
services. He was greatly missed, as for now more than thirty years 
he has always presided at the meetings on these happy occasions. 

— The Advent Vesper Service on the third Sunday was held in 
Memorial Hall, and the public invited. The hall was filled, and the 
music was very fine, indeed. The Salem Band took part, as did 
also the Salem Home Church choir, and also the college girls and 
the congregation. Mr. Peterson and Prof. Shirley presided at the 
large organ. 

— A beautiful snow fell Dec. 4th, and was thoroughly enjoyed 
by the pupils, especially by those from the far South. Snow is 

4562 The Academy. 

beautiful and inspiring, and thoroughly enjoyed by the younger 
generation, but to those who must pursue their usual outdoor avo- 
. cations it is not always as welcome and inspiring. 

— The Recital, given by Prof. Shirley, Prof. Storer and Prof. 
Roy, was unusually enjoyable, and brought out the fact of the 
strength of the Music Department at this time. To have three- 
men such as those who appeared in the Recital, in addition to the 
ladies who also give their entire time to the Music Department,, 
shows that the claim which we make regarding the department is- 
well sustained. It is certain that no better advantages in music can, 
be found anywhere in the South than at Salem. 

— The Trinity Glee Club gave one of their excellent concerts- 
in the school chapel in December. The audience was certainly ap- 
preciative, which fact the performers seemed to appreciate, and 
hence the numerous encores were most cordially responded to. 
The young gentlemen are to be congratulated on the attractive- 
entertainment provided. 

— The Fire Department of Salem recently paid a visit to the 
school, and tested the hose capacity to the various buildings on the 
campus. A deputation also inspected the ladders, the fire escapes,, 
and the easiest and best methods to be used in gaining entrance to- 
the various buildings in case of fire. We often remember with, 
gratitude to a higher power the immunity which the school has had' 
in the matter of fires during the past, and our devout prayer is that 
this same protection shall be given us in the future. 

— After a period of a quarter of a century's service, Col. F. H. 
Fries has resigned his position as Superintendent of the Home Sun- 
day School. This step has been occasioned by the need of freedom 
from overwork because of Col. Fries' physical condition. At the- 
request of the Board of Elders Col. Fries will remain in connection^ 
with the school as Superintendent Emeritus. Mr. W. T. Spaugh, 
for a number of years assistant superintendent, has been appointed' 

— Mr. E. A. Ebert, a member of the office force of Salem Acad- 
emy and College, has accepted an appointment as Superintendent 
of Calvary Sunday School, of which Rev. Edward Crosland is the- 

The Academy . 4543 

— Rev. Dr. H. A. Brown recently celebrated the completion 
of his thirtieth year as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Winston. 
The occasion brought together a large concourse of friends of all 
denominations. It is seldom that two congregations in one city 
have been able to enjoy the services of two such men as Bishop 
Rondthaler and Dr. Brown for a period of more than thirty years. 

— The terrible mine disasters in West Virginia, in which about 
hve hundred persons lost their lives, was one of the worst in the 
history of coal mining in the South. The utter helplessness of a 
company of people shut up in the darkness of the deep earth is an 
appalling thought. 

— Bishop Greider, who is with us this winter to regain his 
health and strength for his continued work in the West Indies, 
made a fine address to the students at their Vesper Service in De- 
cember. Bishop Greider has found his stay in the States very 

— A new Chickering grand piano has been received, or rather 
we should say an old frame thoroughly rebuilt by the Chickering 
factory. This old frame has had quite a history. For a generation 
and more it has served its purpose in the School. Then it was de- 
cided to discard it. But upon second thought we sent it to the 
Chickering factory and had the interior works rebuilt. This was 
done, the case will be painted and polished, and with a new consti- 
tution and a new dress the instrument will enter upon its second 
career of usefulness. 

— The sending of the great fleet of warships to the Pacific 
waters has attracted widespread interest. The journey is a long 
one, the expense heavy, but no doubt the experience of navigating 
and steaming over long distances will be a sufficient compensation. 

— On Tuesday evening, December 18, a concert was given by 
some of our Faculty members and pupils at Pine Chapel, on South 
Side. The concert was given complimentary to the mission school 
conducted by Mr. C. E. Crist and his daughter. Messrs. Shirley 
. and Storer, Misses Vest and Garrison and their pupils, including 
the Glee Club, and Mr. F. F. Bahnson, to the number of about 
twenty, went out from the school. The concert was highly appre- 

4564 The Academy. 

dated if one can judge from the applause and encores, the program 
including vocal and instrumental music, ranging from the "Waltz 
Song," from Faust, to " O' Grady's Goat," and readings by Miss 
Garrison and her pupils. This annual trip to Pine Chapel is almost 
an institution, and it is needless to say it is always very much en- 
joyed by those fortunate enough to participate. 

— We copy the following from a Richmond paper : 
' ' The most interesting social incident of yesterday was the an- 
nouncement of the engagement of Miss Claudia Palmer, daughter 
of Colonel W. H. Palmer to Mr. Ormond Young, son of the late 
Colonel John B. Young, of " Westbrook," a prominent member of 
the Richmond bar for many years. 

' ' The wedding will be celebrated on February 5th. ' ' 

— A very pretty wedding took place in the President's home 
at Clemmons School, in December. The contracting parties were 
Miss Bertha Hall and Mr. Harry Peterson. Miss Hall is the accom- 
plished daughter of the Rev. James E. Hall, of Clemmons, and a 
graduate of Salem Academy and College. The groom is a well 
known and promising young business man of Winston, being con- 
nected with the jewelry store of W. T. Vogler & Son. A number 
of friends drove over to Clemmons from Winston-Salem, and more 
■would have attended had the weather permitted, but in the face of 
the terrible storm it was almost impossible to venture out. The 
best wishes of The Academy go with the bride and groom. 

— Dr. Clewell delivered a lecture before the Elm Street Sun- 
day School recently in connection with the World's Temperance 
Sunday School Lesson. In his lecture he showed the physical 
effects of alcoholic beverages on the stomach, and on the brain aslo. 

— Miss Garrison, sister of Miss Rillie Garrison is with us in 
the College for a season, visiting her sister and taking the opportu- 
nity of becoming acquainted with the South and its customs. 

— John Clewell, Jr., while at work in the Laboratory at Lehigh 
University, had a narrow escape from what might have been a ser- 
ious injury. A retort exploded throwing scalding material about 
the room. A number of the students were severely burned and 

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were taken to the hospital, but Mr. Clewell received the boiling 
liquid only on the clothing, so that the hands and face escaped. 

— The words of praise that come to us from every direction in 
regard to our splendid hotel, the Zinzendorf, are very gratifying. 
However, it would be well to remember that while the conveniences 
and comforts of this now famous hostelry are deserving of all praise, 
it is the management also that should have its full share of the pub- 
lic's appreciation. We make no. mistake when we say that Manager 
Kavanagh is peerless as landlord (we use this word in its old-fash- 
ioned sense) of the Hotel Zinzendorf. 

— The weather throughout December was somewhat anomalous, 
but for the Christmas season was very well behaved indeed. In 
consequence our streets were crowded continuously with a more 
than ordinarily happy holiday multitude. Details of the Christmas 
festivities in church and school will appear in the JanuBry number. 

— Rev. Leon Luckenbach and family, of York, Penna. , are 
very cozily at home in newly-fitted up apartment house, formerly a 
part of the Salem Hotel. He has charge of several Moravian con- 
gregations in the country adjacent to Salem. We give him a cor- 
dial welcome to the Southern Province. 

Rev. Wra, Spaugh having moved to his elegant new home, 
corner Liberty and Belews' Creek streets, Rev. Edward Stemple 
and wife are now at home in the rooms over the office of the Salem 
Congregation, formerly occupied by Mr. Spaugh. 

— The panic had but little if any serious effect on our commu- 
nities. The confidence of our people in our banking institutions 
and in the future growth and prosperity of Winston-Salem is so 
great that it will take more than has yet happened to seriously even' 
cripple much less destroy any of our institutions. The Academy 
congratulates Salem Academy and College upon its splendid roll 
call from so many States as showing that she will pass through 
these so-called ' ' hard times' ' with the same success that has at- 
tended her through many a period of much fiercer financial distress. 

— We congratulate Mr. Jahnke upon his success in handling 
the railroad business of our pupils. The girls returning home for 
the holidays had no trouble about checks or tickets. 

4546 The Academy. 

— Cricket on the Hearth and Marley's Ghost were read again 
this year, as has been the custom for a number of year past, just be- 
fore the Christmas season. The usual pictures were thrown upon 
the screen, during the reading, and the readings were attended by 
both old and new pupils. These readings are a sure forerunner of 
the happy season. 

— The Thanksgiving Dinner was a great success. Dr. and 
Mrs. Clewell had as guests at their table Bishop and Mrs. Rond- 
thaler, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fries and Miss Marguerite Fries. The 
dinner was as usual, a marked success, though large as is the family 
the number of turkeys needed was somewhat surprising. 


Mrs. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund $150.00 

Music Faculty 40.65 

Sophomore Class 45.00 

Miss Margaret Bessent 5.00 

General Lee Calendars 3.76 

Total to date, $21,707.11. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


Smith— McMillan —On Nov 28, 1907, in Fayetteville, N. C, Mr. 
Walter Daniel Smith to Miss Gussie McMillan 

Jenkins— Parish.— On Dec. 4. 1907. Mr Jenkins to Miss Ida Farish, 
both of Winston-salem, N. C 

After the Christmas Shopping. 

The wood fire crackled and sparkled merrily and cheerily in 
the big open grate in the cozy library. 

" After all, home is the dearest spot on earth," remarked the 
young wife, with satisfaction beaming in her eyes. 

"That's right, dear," emphatically replied her husband, who 
was engaged in auditing the Christmas bills. 

You Can't Paint the Lily. 

A girl was asked to explain why men never kiss each other 
while women do. She replied : 

" Men have something better to kiss ; women haven't." 

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$tt Higijter T^etn. 

•One Gift She Missed. , . 

Six-year-old Harry wanted to buy his sister a little Christmas 
present. His heart throbbed with joy at the thought though he had 
•only ten cents in his pocket. Nevertheless, he went the rounds of 
the shops, and came home with a very satisfied look. His mother 
asked him what he had bought. 

" I got her a cream puff," he said. 

"Well, Harry, you know," said his mother, "that won't last- 
'until Christmas." 

" That's what I thought after I had bought it, mother," replied 
Harry, calmly, "so I ate it." 

Not a " Birth " in His Language. 

A commercial traveler is on friendly terms with the porter of a 
sleeping-car which he uses frequently. 

"Well, Lawrence," announced the salesman one morning, 
•gleefully, " I have good news for you. We've had a birth in our 
tfamily — twins !" 

" Dat am no birth, sah," said Lawrence, " dat's a section." 

Tall Shooting in "West Virginia. 

There is an old Confederate soldier now visiting some friends 
in Greenbrier county, W. Va. , says a paper of that State, who was 
a terror in battle. He was a shot from 'way back.. He came to 
the reunion at Richmond and stopped off. Among his feats of 
marksmanship the following simple exploits, we are told, are per- 
formed : He can suspend a bottle to a string, shoot and cut the- 
string, and then break the bottle with another shot before it hits the 
ground. With a small caliber gun and a large lead pencil he can 
knock the lead out when the pencil is thrown in the air and not 
injure the wood covering. A favorite pastime with him is to start a 
barrel rolling down hill and put a bullet through the bung hole 
every time the barrel turns over. We call this good shooting. 

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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C.,. January, 1908. No. 270 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


The rehearsals for the May Musical Festival are progressing in- 
a very satisfactory manner. The great oratorio, "The Messiah,'* 
will be one of the features of the occasion, and the festival promises 
to be another great event in the long line of musical occasions con- 
nected with the town and school history. 

— The first lessons in the department of Physical Culture have 
been given in the new gymnasium building. Special deputations 
were sent to the office to report that the building was all that could 
be desired for the use of the department. Length, breadth and 
height serve for satisfactory work in basket ball, tennis and calis- 
thenics as well as for individual gymnastic work. The school is to- 
be congratulated on this new acquisition. 

— A new and attractive Post Office has been placed in Main 
Hall. The fixtures are standard United States patterns, and the 
attractive wood framework which surrounds the little room is artisti- 
cally made, finished in gloss white enamel. Each room company 
will have its own lock box, and individuals wishing lock boxes can 

4570 The Academy. 

rent them just as in the regular city post office. The letter box has 
a glass front, so that it can be seen just when the mail has been 
taken out ; the package box is a neat device which is large enough 
to receive all ordinary packages, but so arranged that a package 
once dropped into the box cannot again by any means be touched 
by any one outside. This arrangement will not only be very useful 
in the general school economy, but it will also be an ornamental 
addition to Main Hall. 

— The Class of '10, that is, the present Sophomore Class, still 
continues its work in the matter of its Class Memorial in Alumnae 
Hall, it being the balcony front. This effort calls for a donation of 
$500, and as the work was begun last year, the Class has a period 
of four years within which to secure the amount. In January a 
special effort was made in the form of a sale and supper. Mrs. 
Clewell tendered her home, a few friends from the city were invited, 
and the effort proved to be not only very pleasant socially but also 
financially successful. The gross receipts were about $80, and the 
expenses not large. 

— We desire to commend to the continued interest of Alumnae 
and friends, as well as to students and faculty, the Memorial Hall 
cause. It is true that the hall has been completed in all respects 
except the large portico, and it is true that it is admirably adapted 
to the purpose for which it was erected, and it is further true that it 
is monumental in its conception, equaling any college music build- 
ing in the neatness and beauty of its appearance, but it is also true 
that there has been assumed a large obligation in order to have 
the structure promptly finished. This obligation rests morally on us 
as a school, demanding that we should in every way aid the cause 
by sales, gifts and donations. All other causes should be subser- 
vient to this great one, and the duty should be undertaken with 
pleasure and enthusiasm, because not only 350 persons regularly 
enjoy the increased facilities offered by the Hall, but both church 
and community enjoy the comforts of the splendid auditorium. Let 
us continue to liberally support the cause of Memorial Hall until all 
•obligations have been met and cancelled. 

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— Who will feel moved to donate to Memorial Hall a memorial 
grand piano? The names of loved ones who have "gone before" 
and of those who are still with us are recalled by pillar and tablet, 
by door and partition walls, by stairways and grand organ. Who 
will place on the platform a splendid grand piano, the sweet music 
of which will on many an occasion seem to recall the precious mem- 
ory of the beloved one whose name it will perpetuate? May a prac- 
tical reply soon be received. 

— The meeting of the Presidents of Colleges for Women in 
North and South Carolina in March of this year, in our college, 
promises to be not only an enjoyable occasion, but one of marked 
possibilities. The fact that the wives of the Presidents will attend 
-as organic members will add greatly to the value of the delibera- 
tions, and, in addition to the "general uplift," it will be possible 
for a member to secure in an hour as much information as his own 
slowly gathered experience would bring to him in many years. The 
men engaged in this important work have received the invitation 
with cordiality, and it is believed that the gathering will be a very 
successiul one. 

— Bishop and Mrs. Edwin Greider and Miss Emma left Salem 
the latter part of January, after a pleasant sojourn as the guests of 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Pfohl. Bishop Greider is President of the 
Eastern Province of the Moravian West Indies Mission work, and 
has been greatly benefitted by his stay in W r inston-Salem. After 
spending a short time with friends in Pennsylvania, he will return to 
his home in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies. 

— Mrs. J. T. Hamilton, of Berthelsdorf, Saxony, will arrive in 
Winston-Salem in February, and spend some time with her daughter, 
Miss Constance Hamilton, a valued member of our faculty. Bishop 
Hamilton, who is now in the West Indies, on an official visitation, 
will reach Winston-Salem before the close of the present school- 
term, and will deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon before the Gradu- 
ating Class in May. 

4572 The Academy. 


While visiting a well known college in a neighboring state we 
were requested to address the students on the customs of the Mora- 
vian Church at Easter and Christmas. This caused us to remember 
that many former pupils and friends will expect an account of how 
this particular Christmas was celebrated, in order that pleasant 
remembrances of other happy seasons, of recent or earlier years, 
may be recalled. 

The ease of travel causes a larger number of pupils to go to 
their own homes during the Christmas holidays than was possible in 
earlier years. Still the number of teachers and pupils remaining 
was about seventy-five, enough to insure an abundance of life and 
good spirits. Among those who remained were a number who 
stayed by choice to participate in the celebration of the season in 
church and college. 

Some days before the close of recitations busy hands were fin- 
ished loving gifts for companions, teachers and parents. Teams 
made journeys for laurel and for evergreen trees. The express 
came and went with packages, boxes and bundles, and everything 
pointed to the near approach of this the happiest season of the year. 
Finally the last student who intended to leave has said farewell, 
and then as if by magic a change came over the appearance of 
things in the school. Tables and chairs disappeared from study 
parlors ; laurel, holly, mistletoe and cedar appeared from their hid- 
ing places ; Christmas ornaments were brought forth and soon the 
school looked like a large and richly decorated home. The study 
parlors were decked with Christmas good cheer in many a differing 
manner. In one was a genuine Christmas tree, with electric lights, 
balls and tinsel, moss and laurel. Another had festoons and wreaths, 
and possibly just a little tree, a hint to let all visitors know that the 
full Christmas spirit was there. Another still had two trees, as if to 
show that a double portion of the spirit of the season was present. 

Decorating the rooms occupied much of the time just before 
Christmas, but enough remained to receive, open and enjoy the 
constantly arriving boxes, barrels and bundles. What a picture 
would be presented by a glance at this array of packages. Florida 

The Academy 4578 

oranges, home-made and factory-made candies, turkeys, cakes and 
jams ; presents made of leather, of wood, and of silver ; pictures, 
books and papt-r ; and so on ad infinitum. 

The holy Christmas eve approached, and to decoration work 
and to the contents of home hoxes were added the remembrances 
from the school to each pupil and teacher, Christmas tapers, candies 
and oranges. All these things were placed in artistic array on the 
study tables, the latter being covered with snowy white linen. 
When the work was completed we suppose that .Santa Claus must 
have given the finishing touches after midnight, for that ideal saint 
of this happiest season of the year certainly held sway over this 
excellent work as it appeared in its results. 

The early morning hours of Christmas Day were scenes of great 
excitement, and few homes could have presented equal joy, enthu- 
siasm and happiness as tables were examined, packages opened and 
surprises given and received. 

Later came the dinner. Never was a better Christmas dinner 
served in the school. Never was one more greatly enjoyed. The 
tables were ablaze with wax tapers, trimmed with brightly colored 
tissue paper, a sprig of holly bedight with rich, red berries was at 
each place, and the Christmas bill of fare, from the well-browned 
turkey, through all the list to the rich mince pie, was flavored with 
that flavor which only Christmas can give. 

The days following were those in which the Sunday School 
concerts were enjoyed, and visits were made to the decorations in 
private homes, with their landscapes and animals, their mills and 
trains, their lakes and waterfalls, all active and at work as in real 
life. Contents of boxes were enjoyed, and thus the week passed 
away in rest and relaxation. 

A very important part of the Christmas in Salem are the church 
services and the beautiful decoration in the sanctuary. The latter 
was one of the most beautiful and elaborate of recent years. Four 
immense receding arches of evergreen, like those of a great cathe- 
dral doorway, spanned the pulpit platform. In the rear of the 
series a transparency was seen, reproducing Corregio's " Holy 
Night." Above this picture was an arch of pearl-like miniature elec- 
tric bulbs. And still higher a beautifully illumined "Star of Beth- 
lehem" was suspended. Festoons, both massive and symmetrical, 

4574 The Academy. 

drooped from center to corners, and trees rested in windows and on. 
gallery. Around the gallery front, in large letters of evergreen, 
was the text, " I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright 
and morning star." Wild smilax climbed and nestled against 
pillars and walls, and seemed to fill the rest of the space, while in 
the vestibule a great typical Christmas tree stood, decked with 
many bright little electric lights.* 

The services were beautiful throughout. On Christmas Eve 
lovefeast wax tapers, symbolizing Christ as the light of the world, 
were not only given to the children as formerly, but to the congre- 
gation, and these hundreds of lights formed a picture long to be 
remembered. Many remarked on the deeply spiritual character of 
that particular service. 

A matter of regret was that this was the only service over which 
Bishop Rondthaler could preside, as he was ill during the remainder 
of the Christmas season. 

The New Year's services were filled with interest, as is always 
the case. The afternoon of New Year's Eve the Children's Meet- 
ing was held, and in the evening at eight o'clock the history of the 
year was read, containing a sketch of the history of the world, the 
State, the community and the congregation. This form of histori- 
cal paper has been read in the old Home church for more than a 
hundred years. At midnight the watch service was attended by a. 
reverent audience, which crowded the church in its every part. 
With the triumphant music of the Salem Band and with the songs 
of the congregation as the clock struck twelve, the year 1908 was 
ushered in. 

On the evening of New Year's Day Dr. and Mrs. Clewell gave 
a reception to the faculty and pupils in the school refectory, and 
with pleasant words of greeting and the distribution of bright flow- 
ers and the enjoyment of tempting viands, the holiday season was 
closed, and faces were turned to the duties of a new year and a. 
new school term. 

* Should any of our readers wish a souvenir postal of this decoratiorb 
we will cheerfully send the same on application. 

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(A letter from Dr. Clewell ) 

We feel sure that our readers will be interested in the move- 
ment to organize into a strong association the colleges of North and 
South Carolina. In order that there may be a clearer unnerstand- 
ing of the meeting which will be held in March we give the follow- 
ing brief outline of our visit to a number of the colleges in the two 

Before Christmas a brief visit was made to Greensboro, to the 
State Normal and to Greensboro Female College, and also to Char- 
lotte, to Elizabeth College and to the Presbyterian College. 

In January an effort was made to visit as many as possible in 
South Carolina and also in North Carolina. 

We first stopped at Gaffney, where is located Limeston College, 
under the care of Dr. Lodge. The Doctor was indisposed the day 
we called, but we had the pleasure of a brief conference with him, 
looked at his new building, elected after the old building was burned 
some years ago, and received his promise to attend the conference, 
and also the promise that Mrs. Lodge would accompany him. 

Seventy-five miles south of Charlotte, and twenty miles from 
Gaffney, is Spartanburg, where is located Converse College, Dr. 
Pell President. We found the Doctor very busy in the construction 
of the addition to his auditorium, preparatory to the great musical 
festival. We were present at the morning chapel service and ad- 
dressed the pupils. Dr. Pell is a member of the Committee on. 
Program for our March meeting, and matters relating to this im- 
portant part of the work were carefully discussed. 

Continuing southward thirty miles we arrived at Greenville. 
Here are located two Colleges, Greenville and Chicora. Dr. Byrd, 
of Chicora, greeted us at the station with a cordial welcome, and, 
after driving up to Greenville College and paying our respects to 
Dr. James, its President, we continued to Chicora, where, in the 
evening, a conference was held. They received the suggestions ofj 
the gentlemen who had been previously visited, with enthusiasm, and 
we hope to have these friends with us. 

Our journey now took us eastward forty miles to Donalds, and; 

4576 The Academy. 

then a four miles' ride on the "dummy line" brought us to Due 
West, the home of Due West College, under the charge of Dr. 
Boyce. The Doctor met us, and so did half a hundred young men 
of Erskine College, they forming a jolly crowd to greet the two 
passengers on the engine of the two weeks' old dummy line. Dr. 
Boyce has a keen appreciation of the humorous, and seemed to 
appreciate the scene. He was very much interested in the plans for 
the meeting and promises to come, with his good lady, in March. 

Returning to Donalds, we journeyed eastward twenty miles to 
Greenwood, the home of Lander College, Dr. Wilson President. 
Lander College was formerly at Williston, and a number of Salem 
friends either taught in the school or visited it in the past. Among 
the names mentioned to us were those of Miss Hagan, Prof. Line- 
back, the Misses Van Vleck and others. Dr. Lander, before his 
death, visited both Salem and Bethlehem. It is needless to say 
that our welcome was a warm one. We preached in the Meth. E. 
church of Greenwood in the morning, and addressed the students in 
the afternoon. 

Nearly a hundred miles further eastward is Columbia. While 
on this part of the journey we experienced what is so often spoken 
of in the papers as "rocking a train." Some miscreant hurled 
a large stone through the darkness at the swiftly passing train. The 
stone crashed through the'window, throwing a shower of broken 
glass into the face of a child sitting near by. It happened to be the 
daughter of the engineer who was running the engine on that trip. 
The child was not seriously hurt, but an eye or even life might have 
been the result of the dastardly deed. The glass and. a part of the 
■stone flew across the car and fell on the cushion we were occupying, 
and the larger part of the stone was later found still further back in 
the car. The train was stopped, aud a searching party was pro- 
posed as the excited passengers discussed the incident. Had the 
man been caught he would have fared badly. 

At Columbia we were the guest of Mrs. Wright, well known to 
many in our college. We sympathize deeply with her in her recent 
great sorrow. 

Calls were made on Miss McClintock, President of College for 
Women, and also on Dr. Daniel, President of Columbia College. 
Miss McClintock is Secretary of the Association of Colleges for 

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Women in North and South Carolina, and much business connected- 
with the approaching meeting was arranged. We addressed the 
students in the morning chapel service. Dr. Daniel was promenad- 
ing on his spacious campus, in front of his large, new buildings, and 
we spent an hour with him in discussing the object of the Associa- 
tion, and have his promise that he and Mrs. Daniel will be present. 

A journey northward of nearly a hundred miles brought us to 
Winthrop College, at Rock Hill, Dr. Johnson President. This is 
the large State Normal College. Dr. Johnson is a member of the 
Committee on Program for our approaching meeting, and as such 
seemed to be specially interested in our report, and many details were 
carefully considered. He is just now particularly busy with the 
legislature, as he hopes to secure an additional appropriation for a 
new dormitory. But he had time to enter carefully into our report. 
to give us a glimpse into his splendid new library, and to welcome 
us into his family circle. 

Early the next day we journeyed northward a hundred miles, 
and spent a half clay in our home preparatory to a continuation of 
©ur visit, this time to North Carolina. 

After a stay of a few hours in Winston-Salem, we continued our 
journey, going to Raleigh, which city we found filled with the law- 
makers of the State, talking prohibition and railroad matters. Our 
first conference was with Dr. Vann, of the Baptist University, and 
we believe we have his hearty support. At Peace Institute we 
lunched with President Stockard, and spent an hour with him and 
his good lady (formerly Miss Lula Tate). Dr. Lay, of St. Mary's, 
welcomed us in a hearty manner, and stated that he not only desired 
light on school matters, but as a recent arrival in our section he 
desired information on many other subjects which interested him. 
As a former successful educational worker in New England his 
presence in the approaching meeting will be welcomed. 

A brief visit to our Raleigh patrons, a good supper and a pleas- 
ant evening at Mr. and Mrs. Robbins' home closed the day. 

The following morning we met Dr. Hobgood, of Oxford, at the 
Yarborough House, and while we regretted not having been able to 
visit the school at Oxford, we have the assurance of the hearty sup- 
port of this educational worker of between thirty and forty years' 

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A run to Hickory and Statesville closed this portion of our 
visit. Dr. Weaver kindly made the trip from Lenoir and met us at 
Hickory. In front of a blazing fire, on a cold afternoon, we dis- 
cussed the proposed meeting, took up practical school questions 
with each other and became pleasantly acquainted. At Statesville 
we found Dr. Scott awaiting us on Saturday morning. He gave his 
full concurrence to the movement, promised his active support and 
attendance at the meeting. 

To this point the work had progressed when The Academy 
was printed, and we feel that everything points to a most satisfac- 
tory, pleasant and profitable meeting in March next. 

J. H. Clewell. 


All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— Our Correspondence page last month was filled with letters 
from pupils of earlier years. This time we will use the space for 
letters from pupils of very recent times. All three of the letters 
were handed to us by Mr. Pfohl, and we hope that others will follow 
his example, and send us letters suitable for this department of our 
paper : 

' ' I cannot tell you how much I appreciated the beautiful cal- 
endar you sent me. I look at it, and feel almost as if I am back in 
dear old Salem again. The picture is lovely and looks as much 
like the beautiful graveyard as can be. I know it must have been 
taken during the Easter season, for it looks just as it did the year I 
was in Salem. 

" How is your health now, Mr. Pfohl? Certainly hope you are 
greatly improved, and that you will come to see us this Spring. 
We would all be so glad to have you come. We enjoyed Mr. 
Jahnke's short stay with us, and hope he will not let it be his last. 

" Verna May told me some things about the school, but I did 
not see much of her. She only made me want to go back more 

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than ever. I think now that I will make a visit to Salem sometime 
before May. I do want to see you all so much. I never knew how 
much I loved the place and all those who were so kind to me until 
I had to leave. I shall never forget a single one of you. 

" My stay at home this winter has been v«?ry pleasant indeed, 
but many times have wished for some more of those happy days at 

" Tell Dr. Clewell we have not forgotten the visit he promised 
us, and we don't want him to forget it either. Please give him and 
Mrs. Clewell my love. I shall not attempt to send a message to 
each one, tor it would only tire you, but kindly remember me to 
each one as you see them. Reserve a large portion of love for your- 
self, Miss Lehman and the Bishop. 

' ' Papa and Mama send kind regards. 

" Sincerely, 

Norwood, N. C. " Winnie Colson." 

" My calendar is perfectly lovely, and you can't imagine how- 
very, very much I appreciate it. I have it hanging right by, my 
desk in my room so I can see Salem all the time. 

" I was so sorry you did not come down to see us this summer. 
We surely did miss you. We had such a good time when you took 
supper with us summer before last. I often think of it, and if you 
would only come next summer you could take supper with us in my 
own home. I wish you would do so. How is Miss Lehman ? You 
know I do think so much of her, and I'll never forget how good 
she was to me during my Senior year. And how are Dr. t nd Mrs. 
Clewell and Bishop Rondthaler? Won't you give all of them my 
love when you see them ? You know I will always be a Salem girl 
as long as I live. I wish I could walk in some morning and spend 
an hour with you all. 

" Piease do not forget us even though you cannot visit us as 
often as in the past. We are boarding with Roscoe's sister, Ger- 
trude. I know you remember her, but we intend to keep house 
real soon. Come to see us, do, won't you? Wishing you and 
Mrs. Pfohl the very happiest year of your life, the happiest it will 
be possible for nineteen hundred and eight to bring, I am, as ever, 

"Sincerely, yours, 

Elizabeth City, N. C. "Mary Culpepper Foreman." 

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"Was more than glad to receive the beautiful calendar you 
sent me. Many, many thanks for it. 

' ' Guess you all had a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 
in Salem. Have wished many times to be there in school again. 
Everybody was so good and kind to me. Still I greatly enjoy 
teaching. Our school opens Monday, and we are expecting a 
large enrollment, for two schools have been combined. 

" Edna was here on a visit for a few days during the holidays. 
I thirfk she likes her school, even though she is alone in the work. 

When are you coming down to see us ? We expected you last 
summer. If you do not hurry up you will get lost, for old Norwood 
is growing so fast. A number of new buildings are being completed, 
and the oil mill is nearly finished. Come as soon as you can. 

" Remember me to all. Again thanking you for the calendar, 
"I am, yours sincerely, 

Norwood, N. C. . " Bessie Ivey." 

Ciie JBonti) in tije j5ci)00l. 

— Mrs. J. H. Clewell left for Bethlehem, Pa., some days ago,- 
for the purpose of taking a season of rest and recreation before the 
beginning of the work connected with preparations for the close of 
the school-year. She will spend the time with her mother, Mrs. 
Augustus Wolle, and her sons, Clarence and John, who are both 
connected with Lehigh University. 

— The decorations in the Home church were taken down dur- 
ing the week following Sunday, Jan. 19. 

— Miss Siedenberg always enjoys placing in her room a Christ- 
mas tree ordered from the North, a veritable and genuine "Tannen- 
Baum." On several occasions friends gathered with her socially to 
enjoy an hour around the tree, and finally a number of little folks 
were invited to join in a "pluendern," that is to plunder the tree 
and secure the treasures on the same. 

— The Annual Vesper, given by Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler 
to the ministers and officials in the work of the Southern Province, 
took place in January, and was a very enjoyable occasion. 

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— A number of concerts and lectures are being planned for the 
members of Elm Street Sunday School, the faculty of our college 
assisting in making the effort a success. 

— The members of the " Annual" staff are busily engaged in 
the work preparatory to sending the copy to the printer. 

— We welcome Miss Mary Crowell, a member of last year's 
graduating Class into our midst again. She will be associated with 
Miss Vest in Park Hall. 

— Miss Mickle was detained at home by illness, but is again at 
her post. 

— Quite a number of teachers spent Christmas away from Win- 
ston-Salem, going north,. scwth east and west in their search for 
pleasure and recreation. 

— Our Tenth Room is large this year, and its company of little 
folks is a most interesting one. Not only are there school books 
there, and also bright eyes, busy hands and active feet, but teddy 
bears and handsome dolls are in evidence. It is indeed an interest- 
ing room company. 

— Miss Broughton has been very successful in the organization 
of the Infirmary. This is a most important part of our school family, 
and the results attained by Miss Broughton show that the old 
adage is true, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." 
The prevention of sickness is as important in the life of a school as 
the cure. 

— Miss Garrison is busily engaged in preparing a concert pro- 
gram with the Seniors, to be given in connection with their general 
Class interests. 

— Letters received from Miss Grace Sievvers, who is pursuing 
her studies at Columbia University, Teacher's College, speak enthu- 
siastically of her interest in the duties of the year. Miss Sievvers 
will take a position in the regular faculty of Salem Academy and 
College in September next. 

— Miss Fannie Brooke, who was detained at home by illness 
the first term has returned to Salem and organized a large class in 

— Some very heavy rains fell about the close of the year, but 
the larger part of January the weather has been mild and clear, 
almost Spring-like. January 21 we noted a butterfly lazily basking 
in the sun, but a couple of days later decided that this forerunner of 
Spring was a little premature. 

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— Mr. Jahnke is preparing to make a long journey among the 
patrons of the school, and will be glad to call upcn and confer with 
any parties in regard to possibly placing students with us in Septem- 
ber next. 

— A very neat calendar was published by the students before 
Christmas, and sold for the benefit of the "Annual." All of the 
copies were disposed of, and a snug sum was realized for the Class 
Book expenses. 

— A number of pleasant receptions were in order during the 
holiday season. Among the number, largely attended and very 
pleasant, was the one given by Col. and Mrs. F. H. Fries on New 
New Year's evening, and the one given by Mrs. John Hanes on the 
following Friday evening. 

— The use of wild smilax in school and church decorations at 
Christmas was a happy thought. This beautiful climbing plant is 
shipped from Wilmington, N, C, and is greatly admired by our 

— The preaching service and Sunday School session were held 
in Memorial Hall, Dec. 22, in the morning, and the evening service 
was in the beautifully decorated Home church. In this meeting the 
" Morning Star" anthem was sung. 

— We are pleased to be able to state that Bishop Rondthaler, 
after a prolonged attack of la grippe, is well again, and is attending 
to his duties in church and college. 

— Rev. and Mrs. Ed>,vard Stemple, who have been the guests 
of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell, have moved into their home, corner Main 
and Bank Streets. 

— Mr. Charles B. Pfohl is continuing to improve in health and 
strength, and his many friends rejoice to note the fact. He is regu- 
larly at his place in the office, and ready to greet patrons and friends 
who visit the school. 

— Early in January, 1908, Mrs. J. David Clewell, Dr. Clewell's 
mother, celebrated her 93d anniversary, and received the congratu- 
lations and good wishes of her many friends. 

—The statistics read in the closing meeting of the year 1907 
showed that the Home Church, with its affiliated congregations in 
Winston-Salem, numbered nearly twenty-four hundred, children 
and grown people. 


Curtis— Todd —On June 10th, 1907, Miss Minnie Lee Curtis, of 
Waco, Tex., to Mr. George W. Todd, of St. Louis, Mo. 

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hi fttemoriam. 

" He giveth his beloved sleep." On Sunday morning, Dec. 
loth, at Rogersville, Tennessee, the watchers at the beside of Mrs. 
Mary Sidney Price witnessed the peaceful flight of her spirit into 
the great Beyond, and felt upon their grief-bowed hearts the balm 
of the old comforting words. Born in April, 1833, Mrs. Price was 
in her 75th year at the time of her death. She was the youngest 
daughter of Col. Absolum Kyle, the owner and master of " Walnut 
Hill," a fine old country-seat about six miles below Rogersville, 
from which was dispensed, in the ante bellum days, the generous 
hospitality of the splendid old South. Absolum Kyle was the son 
•of Robert Kyle, at one time the largest land-owner in Eastern Ten- 
nessee. He was of sturdy Scotch-Irish stock, and had emigrated 
with two brothers from the north of Ireland to America about the 
year 1785, settling first in Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Price's mother was Barsheba Cobb, the grandaughter of 
William Cobb, a wealthy and educated planter from North Carolina, 
who came to the Watauga Settlement in Eastern Tennessee some 
time prior to 1780, and equipped at his own expense a regiment for 
the battle of Kings' Mountain. William Cobb's only son, Farrar, 
was first lieutenant of the regiment, and one of his daughters, Pen- 
elope, married Richard Caswell, North Carolina's first governor. 
Such was his prominence in the Watauga Settlement that when Wm. 
Blount, the first territorial governor of Tennessee was sent from 
Washington to take the reins of government in 1790 he made Wm. 
Cobb's house his headquarters, and the seat of the first government. 

Though in frail health for many years, Mrs. Price fought back 
disease with indomitable will power, and only the shadows in her 
dark eyes, gave any outward sign of her sufferings. She possessed 
the gentle dignity belonging to Southern ladies of the old regime. 
A Northern lady calling upon her remarked : "Just the sound of 
her voice lifts the curtain upon ante bellum days, and recalls a civi- 
ization which passed away with the passing of the slave." 

From 1847 to 1849 Mrs. Price, together with her sister, Annice 
Kyle, was a pupil in Salem Academy and College. In 1854 she 
was married to James L. Price, of Lynchburg, Va. , and became the 
mother of ten children, five sons and five daughters, six of whom, 
four sons and two daughters survive her. Mrs. Price was further 
honored in the love of her children, all of whom were particularly 
devoted to her. She was a gracious, kindly spirit, such as earth 
ever mourns, and she is gone, the last of her line, to join " the choir 
invisible. " 

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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C, February, 1908. No. 271 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

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We are happy to announce the speakers for our approaching 
Commencement : 

The Baccalaureate Sermon will be delivered by Rt. Rev. J. 
Taylor Hamilton, D. D., of Saxony. Bishop Hamilton is a mem- 
ber of the General Governing Board of our Church, and resides in 
Saxony. For a number of years he was a professor in our Theo- 
logical Seminary, in Pennsylvania, and is also well known as the 
author of the best and most comprehensive history of the Renewed 
Moravian Church in the English language. He is at present on an 
official visitation in the West Indies, and will come to North Caro- 
lina in time to take this important part in the Commencement 

The Literary Address before the Graduating Class on Com- 
mencement morning will be delivered by President William Louis 
Poteat, Ph. D., of Wake Forest College, N. C. President Poteat 
is one of the strongest educators in the South at the present time. 
He is a profound scholar, and was taken from the professor's chair 
to assume the responsibilities of the executive control of this ag- 
gressive college. As a speaker Dr. Poteat stands in the front rank, 

4586 The Academy 

and is admired for his scholarly attainments, his magnetic manner 
and his dignified modesty. We feel that we are to be congratulated 
on having secured Dr. Poteat as the Commencement orator. 

A letter from Mrs. Finley, from Washington, D. C. , tells us 
that it is the intention of President Finley and herself to attend 
Commencement if it is at all possible to do so. President Finley 
informed us already last summer that it was his plan to accompany 
Mrs. Finley on a visit to her Alma Mater in 1908, and while his 
duties and engagements as the head of one of the greatest rail- 
road corporations of the country prevents him from making a posi- 
tive engagement of this nature still we feel that unless positively 
prevented by other duties we will have the pleasure of having Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Finley with us, and we may add, that if with us, we 
feel that so graceful a speaker as Mr. Finley has shown himself to 
be will not decline to take some part in the program of this prospec- 
tively happy and enjoyable Commencement Week. 

Next month we will give the days and hours of the several 
occasions in detail. The date is May 22-26, and will include the 
Music Festival and Commencement proper also. 

— Our readers are invited to note specially the programme of 
the meeting of the Association of Colleges for Women in North and 
South Carolina, which appears on another page of our paper. The 
practical nature of this programme will appear at a glance. The 
Committee on Programme is made up of well known and successful 
educators, — Mrs. Robertson, Dr. Pell and Dr. Johnson. The mere 
mention of names like these indicates the importance of the ap- 
proaching meeting, and the perusal of the programme itself shows 
that probably never before in the history of the two States has so 
strong a body of men met to consider such vital interests in connec- 
tion with the education of young women in this section of our 
land. The topics set forth cover most important points in college 
economics. The fact that they will be discussed only as related to 
the Colleges for Women is unique in educational gatherings, since 
these gatherings too frequently fail to give the prominence to this 
field which is due it. The Academy rejoices to know that we will 
have as our guests so distinguished a company of men and women, 

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and the printed programme indicates in advance the practical and 
profitable character of the discussions. 

— The work of the new term is now fully under way, and as 
imperceptibly as the buried grain changes, sprouts and develops, 
so does the element of success take hold of the students' work and 
carry it forward to success. 

— A strong appeal was made by Governor Glenn at the special 
session of the Legislature for the cause of State prohibition. The 
legislature did not see its way clear to follow the advice of the Gov- 
ernor in the matter of immediate enactment of a law placing the 
State under prohibition, but it did order an election in the State on 
this question in the month of May, thus leaving the matter with the 
people. The Goverm r has said that it is his desire to make North 
Carolina a prohibition State before his term expires. 

— It is with deep regret that we chronicle the recent death of 
Mr. Swain (Pauline Sessom's husband), of Norwood, Ga. They 
were married in 190(5, and all too soon has this goodly bond of two 
loving hearts been broken by Death. Mr. Swain had an apparently 
slight operation of the nose performed, which contrary to all expec- 
tations, proved fatal in a few days. Our warmest, most heartfelt 
sympathies go out to Pauline in this heavy bereavement, this crush- 
ing sorrow. 

— We are greatly indebted to Miss Emma Vogler, of Salem, 
for a choice lot of Galax leaves, as beautifully bronzed as if a mas- 
ter artist had used his brush and his choicest colors in tinting them. 
She also sent us a quantity of the tall, upright sprays of the Trailing 
Pine, or Ground Pine as it is sometimes styled, though it is really 
a fine Club Moss, a Lycopodium, and the sweet, spicy little tufts of 
Wintergreen, Pyrola, with bright, red berries, a general New Eng- 
land favorite. 

Miss Vogler was the first to send us the new plant, the Mono- 
tiopsis Lehmani, from near the Roaring Gap hotel, the plant whose 
discovery caused quite a sensation in the botanical world as a rare 
species a year or two ago. 

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Each speaker is earnestly requested to present personal experiences rather than 
theoretical or speculative opinions. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1908. 4 P. M. 


President John H. Clewell, 
Salem Academy and College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


Public Meeting in Alumnae Memorial Hall. 

Addresses of Welcome. 

Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D. D., Salem, N. C. 

Mayor O. B. Eaton, Winston, N. C. 

General Subject : Benefits Sought and Expected from this 


Principal Address : — President Robert P. Pell, 
Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Brief Addresses — President Lee Davis Lodge, 
Limestone College, Gaffney, S. C. 

President R. T. Vann, 
Baptist University for Women, Raleigh, N. C. 

President W. W. Daniel, 
Columbia College, Columbia, S. C. 

President C. B. King, 
Elizabeth College, Charlotte, N. C. 

Following the meeting in Alumnae Hall a Reception will be 
given to the delegates by Dr. and Mrs. Clewell in the President" s 
home, corner Church and Academy Streets. 

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General Subject : Self-Government in Women's Colleges — Pres- 
ent Importance of the Subject. 

President Jerome Stockard, 
Peace Institute, Raleigh, N. C. 

1. Meaning and Extent of Self- Government as now conducted -in 

Women's Colleges. 

President D. B. Johnson, 
Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C. 

2. Conditions under which Self-Government is Practicable. 

President Charles C. Weaver, 
Davenport College, Lenoir, N. C. 

3. Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Government to the Stu- 

dent Body. 

President I. H. Foust, 
North Carolina Normal and Industrial College, Greensboro, N. C. 

Special Order — The Educational Work of Dr. Lander. 

President John O. Willson, 

Lander College, Greenwood, S. C. 

The Relation of Faculty to Students. 

President Edward P. Childs, 

Normal and Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. C. 

N. B. — Each appointed speaker will be allowed 15 minutes, and 30 minutes will be 
allotted to each topic for free discussion, no speaker using more than 5 minutes. 


General Subject: Absenteeism — Restlessness Among College 

President E. C. James, 
Greenville Female College, Greenville, S. C. 

1. Proper Regulation of Absences from the College Home and 

from Recitations. 

President E. C. McClintock, 
College for Women, Columbia, S. C. 

2. How to Secure Better Observance of Holiday Limits by Students. 

President J. C. Scarborough, 
Chowan Baptist Female Institute, Murfreesboro, N. C 

General Subject: Our Next Meeting. 

1. Representation and Affiliated Representation. 

President James Boyce, 
Due West Female College, Due West, S. C. 

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2. Methods of Conducting. 

President J. H. Scott, 
Statesville Female College, Statesville, N. C. 

President J. M. Rhodes, 
Littleton Female College, Littleton, N. C. 

3. Time and Place of Our Next Meeting. 

4. Election of Officers. 

X. B. — Each appointed speaker will be allowed 10 minutes, and 15 minutes will be 
allotted for free discussion, no speaker using more than 5 minutes. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18. 8.00 P. M. 

Concert, Complimentary to the North and South Carolina 
Association of Colleges for Women. 
Alumnae Memorial Hall. 


General Subject : Exchange of Information for Mutual Protection. 

President George W. Lay, 
St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N. C. 

1. Information as to Character and Efficiency of Teachers. 

President S. C. Byrd, 
Chicora College, Greenville, S. C. 

2. Information as to Work and Conduct of Students. 

Piesident Lucy H. Robertson, 
Greensboro Female College, Greensboro, N. C. 

3. Information as to Delinquencies of Patrons. 

President C. G. Yardell, 
Southern Presbyterian College, Red Springs, N. C. 

4. Feasibility of Establishing a Bureau of Information in regard to 

these Matters. 

President F. B. Hobgood, 
Oxford Seminary, Oxford, N. C. 

X. B — Each speaker appointed will be allowed is minutes, and 30 minutes will be 
aliottej for free discussion, no speaker using more than 5 miniu.s. 

Conclusion : Impressions Gathered from this Meeting. 

President May Davis Ali.f.n, 
Louisburg Female College, Louisburg, N. C. 

President J. R. Bridges, 
Presbyterian College for Women, Charlotte, N. C. 

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The Festival Chorus Concert. 

One of the finest and most finished musical efforts of the year 
was the concert given by the Music Festival Chorus and the Salem 
Orchestra, under the direction of Prof. Shirley and Prof. Storer. 
The date was Feb. 13, and the place was Memorial Hall. Probably 
the highest tribute which could be given to the effort was the fact 
that although the weather was bad, very bad, the auditorium was 
crowded, and the receipts were far in excess of what seemed possi- 
ble under the circumstances. The character of the music was fin- 
ished and beautiful. Miss Antoinette Glenn was the soloist, and 
she was most enthusiastically greeted by the audience. Not only 
is her voice clear, pure and highly trained, but the fact that she is 
one of our own people gave additional enjoyment to her efforts. 
The work of both chorus and orchestra was at its best, as the drill 
during the winter had been constant and uninterrupted. The re- 
ceipts of this concert will be applied to the expenses of the May 
Music Festival. . The program was as follows : 

Overture to " Marriage of Figaro," . . Mozart 

Salem Orchestra. 

Gallia. Cantata for Solo, Chorus and Orchestra. . Gounod 

Miss Antoinette Glenn, Soloist. 

Wedding March, .... Mendelssohn 

Salem Orchestra. 
Anvil Chorus from " II Trovatore," . . . Verdi 

f a. I arise from dreams of thee, . . Huhn 

Songs -] b. My Bairnie, .... Vannah 

(_ c. Recompense, . . . Hammond 

Miss Glenn. 

"Hail, Bright Abode," from " Tannhauser," . Wagner 

— Col. F. H. Fries delivered an interesting and instructive 
lecture on Egypt, in Memorial Hall, the proceeds of the lecture to 
be given to the Home Sunday School library. The lecture was 
illustrated by original stercopticon views, original music such as is 
heard among the natives of that wonderful land, and was instructive 
as well as entertaining. About one hundred dollars were turned 
over to the library. 


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The New Reading Desk. 

The elegant new Memorial of the Seniors Class of 1902 arrived 
recently, and was placed in position on the front of the platform of 
Alumnae Memorial Hall of Salem Academy and College. It came 
just in time to be used for the Grand Festival Concert of February 
13th given by the most accomplished musicians of Winston- Salem. 

This Class Memorial is a handsome memento of the Centennial 
Class, numbering 36 members, of whom 18, just one-half, are mar- 
ried, and one has gone to join the great Choir Invisible on the 

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other shore. All the members of this large class are doing their 
work nobly and well in the great arena of Life. 

This elegant Reading Desk is of solid mahogany, from 36 to 
42 inches in height, as it has a screw for adjusting the height to the 
size or taste of the one who officiates behind it. It is a handsome 
piece of work as it thus faces the great audiences gathered here 
from time to iime. It has 2 main columns, chastely and exquisitely 
carved in Acanthus design, with the figures " 1902 " in front. The 
beautiful satin polish of the rich dark mahogany is a positive luxury 
to eye and touch. 

Besides the desk there is also an elegant Pedestal of the same 
solid wood, carved and polished with the same Corinthian design to 
match the desk ; on this pedestal a tall vase or jardiniere of flowers 
will add to the beauty of the whole. We congratulate the Class of 
1902 on this exquisite memorial, which will thus speak of them and 
for them for many years to come an enduring remembrance. 

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All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachtrs, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from lormer pupi'.s, or from other friends, when the letters relate to mattersof interest to our 

—We give an interesting letter from Mrs. Mattie Boyd Bogle, 
of Hendersonville, Tenn. , a dear and valued friend of 40 years ago, 
to Mrs. S. E. Kapp (Sallie Lehman), her school-mate and dear 
friend : 

" How good in you to write such a sweet letter ! I appreciate 
it beyond expression. Our lives are similar ; your children all 
married except the youngest daughter : so are mine. One son, my 
second child, — Vance, my youngest daughter, is 16, and still in 
school at Ward Seminary, Nashville, Tenn. She goes up on the 
train every morning and back in the afternoon. My son and second 
daughter live in the city. I -lived there till my son married two and 
a half years ago, and then* I came out here to live with Lula, my 
oldest daughter. I have but one grandchild, who has my name. 

"My son graduated in medicine at Yanderbilt University, in den- 
tistry in Chicago, and won one of the first honors of the school, a 
chair in the college, which, however, he did not accept. He and 
two others had a school in Nashville till two years ago, when they 
sold out to the Vanderbilt, and he now has a chair in that Dental 
School. His school and practice were too much for him, and I 
begged him to give up the school. 

"You should see my son, Boyd. He is a fine specimen of man- 
hood ; his weight is over 200 pounds, his height 6 feet 2 inches, 
and what is best of all he is such a good son. 

"We are 16 miles from the city. Our nearest neighbor owns 
7000 or more acres of land, adjoining "The Hermitage," Smiles 
across the Cumberland river from here. I thank you so much for 
The Academy and The Wachovia Moravian. I am interested in 
every thing from Salem. 

" There is a girl.Tuchie Vaughn, from Winston-Salem, at Ward. 
Vance noticed her Sorority pin, and asked her where it was from, 
and then she told her I had been there at school. Vance had heard 
me speak of your sister, and inquired of the girl if Miss Lehman 

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was still there ; she told her, and loaned her The Annual to bring 
home to me. Miss Vaughn spoke very nicely of her. What a host 
of girls all these years have poured out their affection on her. Hers 
must be a busy life. Give my love to her, and tell her I enjoy 
reading her "Sketches of European Travel" very much. 

" I found some of her letters written soon after my husband's 
death, in which she told me of your bereavement, and what a good 
prominent man your husband was. I thank you for telling me of 
the many changes in dear old Sulem. What an age of progress 
and of wonders it is ! I too can talk to my children on the tele- 
phone any hour I wish. My son has his fifth automobile ; he has a 
craze for them it seems. 

•' You asked about my sister, Tressie ; she is a widow with a 
large family. I have some friends in Florida, and hope to make a 
trip there as soon as Vance is through school. I shall close by 
asking vou to accept much love, and I shall always be so glad to 
hear from you. Good-bye, dear old friend. 

" Yours, sincerely, 

" Mattie Boyd Bogle." 

die Jtfcmti) in tljc ircljool 

— Mabel Hinshaw has spent some weeks in the Twin City Hos- 
pital after having undergone a severe surgical operation. Her many 
fritnds will learn with pleasure that she is rapidly improving. 

— Ethel Parker returned to her school duties after having been 
called home bv the illness and subsequent death of her father. The 
sympathy and prayers of her friends, b)th students and faculty, 
went with her on her sad errand. 

— Mrs. Farrior spent a few days in Winston-Salem with Jeanne, 
who was threatened with a severe case of illness It fortunately 
terminated favorably, and after a week spent in our midst Mrs. Far- 
rior returned to her home and Jeanne to her class work. 

—The only very serious case of illness among the boarding 
pupils this year was that of Hattie Richard. We are pL-ased to be 
able to say that her life was mercifully spared and she has resumed 
her duties in the class room. 

4596 The Academy. 

— We welcome Miss Hall, of Florida, into our college com- 
pany. She is a member of the Red Room company. 

— A number of the young ladies visited Pine Chapel out at 
the South Side Cotton Mills on Sunday eveing, Feb. 13, and in 
addition to the part taken in the general service they sang a solo 
and a quartette. Dr. Clewell preached the sermon of the evening. 
This work is under the charge of Mr. Clarence Crist and his daugh- 
ter, Bessie, Class of '01. 

— Mrs. Clewell, who spent the past month visiting her mother 
and other friends in Pennsylvania, returned home the beginning of 


— The Horn Candy Manufacturing Co., Winston-Salem, pre- 
sented to each pupil at Christmas a box of their excellent fancy 
candy. The gift was highly appreciated, and the charactt-.r of the 
sweets speaks well for the excellence of the work done in this large 
factory. The candy made by the Horn firm is justly popular. 

— The entertainment given by the Broomwell-Reed Company 
in the College Chapel on Saturday evening, Feb. 29, was greatly 
enjoyed by all who attended. The selections given on the harp 
were a study for the members of our Music Department. The elo- 
cution selections were fine, especially " Madame Butterfly" and the 
" Close of School." The audience was in good trim to appreciate 
and the entertainers were in good shape to entertain, and altogether 
it was voted by all present a very fine evening. 

— The Knights of Pythias of Winston-Salem held a large and 
enthusiastic anniversary meeting in Memorial Hall, Sunday after- 
noon, February 16. The chief speaker was Governor Glenn, of 
North Carolina, and his address was enthusiastic and eloquent. He 
spoke of the principles of the Order, and also made a strong plea 
for the cause of prohibition, the cause which is so near the heart of 
our chief executive at this time. The singing was very hearty and 
enthusiastic, with the many Pythians and the large number of Acad- 
emy students leading the great audience. 

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in JiiUmotiam. 

Mrs. Fannie B. Shore. 

We copy the following from the Atlanta Constitution of Feb. 
21, concerning one of our esteemed former pupils. : 

"Mrs. Fannie RreHcenridge Shore, a long-time resident of 
Atlanta, Ga., and extensively known throughout the South, died 
yesterday morning at the family home, 452 Piedmont Avenue, after 
a long and painful illness, in the forty-fifth year of her age. 

" Mrs. Shore was the daughter of the late Col. Jas. E. Owens,, 
who was for many years proprietor of the old Markham and later of 
the old Kimball House. She was born in Lynchburg, Va. , in 
1863, and married to Charles E. Shore, then of Salem, N. C. , \\ 
1880. Mrs. Shore is survived by her husband, who is in the Postal 
Service, and by 4 children, Charles E. Shore, Jr., of Atlanta ; Fred: 
D. Shore, of Paxton, Fla. ; Miss Mt.bel L. Shore and Sidney E.. 
Shore, of Atlanta, Ga. The funeral will take place from the resi- 
dence at 10:30 o'clock this morning, and the interment will be in 
Oakland Cemetery, in the old family lot. 

Death of a Highly Esteemed Friend. 

The following letter tells of the sad death of one of our beloved 
former pupils, Mrs. Lila Thompson Sewall : 

"Hosston, La., Feb., 1908. 
" Only a note to tell you of our great loss in the death of our 
dear sister, Lila. Her young life has been cut off just-in its begin- 
ning, and only those who have known her beautiful character can 
realize how sad it was to see her taken after the noble fight she 
made for life. Yet our loss was her gain, for she has been relieved 
from her awful sufferings. No one has ever endured more than she 
for eight long months. Feb. 6th she gained that blessed rest for 
which she so earnestly prayed. 

'. ' ' With love, I am as ever affectionately, 

"Mamie Thompson Fenet." 

4598 The Academy 

Mr. Ollinger's Death. 

The sad information of the death of Mr. Joseph Ollinger reached 
us some days ago. Mr. Ollinger was in Milton, Florida, his home 
previous to his removal to Atlanta, and while trying to catch a 
train, blinded by the lights and hampered by two grips which he 
carried in his hands, he fell over a post, receiving internal injuries. 
He was taken to Mobile for treatment, but died soon after reaching 
that city. 

Mr. Ollinger was a true and tried friend of Salem Academy and 
College. Mrs. Ollinger was a pupil in Salem in former years. Soon 
after the beginning of the present administration Mr. and Mrs. Ol- 
linger sent two daughters to Salem, and later two more attended. 
Mr. Ollinger visited Salem often during these years, and became 
very dear to us here in the College. His death comes to us as a 
personal loss, and we will miss his kind and genial face when again 
we visit his Atlanta home. The Academy extends its deepest 
sympathy to the sadly bereaved family. 

Cassandra Vaughn. 

One of the very sad deaths which cast a yloom over our com- 
munity was the very unexpected and sudden decease of Cassandra 
Vaughn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Vaughn, of West End, 
Winston-Salem. She was in her eighteenth year, a bright, attract- 
ive and talented girl who had been a member of our school family 
for a number of years. Every one who knew Cassandra loved and 
admired her, for she was possessed of those qualities of mind and 
character which naturally drew people to her. A happy smile was 
always on her face, and she invariably had a pleasant word for all of 
her friends. As a pupil she was studious and successful, though 
her health did not allow her to assume the full classical course. 
While Cassandra had not been in robust health for a number of 
years past, the final summons came most unexpectedly, and the 
entire communitv felt the shock of the departure of this bright, 
happy and good young life. We extend to the entire mourning 
family our sincere sympathy. 

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— Among our other calls for sympathy this past month was one 
from the family of Marion Moir, a pupil in our Music Department. 
She was called upon to mourn the departure of a dear mother, who 
died after a very brief illness. A particularly sad feature was that 
Marion herself was in the hospital, having undergone h serious sur- 
gical operation only a few days before her mother's death. 


Received for Memorial Hall : 

Mrs. Hattie Butner Clemmons,for the " Sophie 

Butner Memorial," . . 850.00 

Part payment on Sophomore Memorial Balcony 70.00 

Freshman Sale, February, 'OS . 50.00 

Junior Sale, " " . .42.00 

Total to date, $21,919.01. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


Bellamy — Tatum.— On February 20, 190S, in Durham, N. C, Mr. R. 
L. Bellamy and Miss Clara Tatum, both of Durham, N. C. 

Shore— In Atlanta, Ga , on February 20, 190s, Mrs. Fannie Owens 
Shore, wife of Mr. Charles E. Shore, formerly of Salem, N. C. 

4600 The Academy. 

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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C, March, 1908. No. 272 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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A new law in the Post Office Department goes into effect after 
this month, and we desire to call the attention of our subscribers to 
the same, inviting them to read carefully this notice. The new law- 
is that in the case of publications like The Academy the priv- 
ilege of mailing at the rate of postage at which newspapers are 
mailed ceases in the case of any and all subscribers who have not 
paid up within a year. Hence this is the last number we can 
mail to any one of our subscribers who is in arrears a year or more- 
unless the subscription is renewed before the April number is sent 
out, unless a stamp is placed on each paper. A number of sub- 
scribers are in arrears. Some of the names are those of our best 
friends and supporters, and we will be very sorry indeed not to send 
our little greeting to them each month. We hope that you will 
feel the same way toward The Academy. If you do feel thus will 
you not send us a payment at once and we will be liberal in the 
matter of time and credits, and in this way we can retain your name 
on our lists. Salem Academy and College is at this time undoubt- 
edly gaining strength, and is developing in every way. Such being 

4602 The Academy. 

the case we need the sympathetic interest of all our friends to carry 
the work forward to greater and wider fields of usefulness. Will 
you not be with us in this good work for the dear old institution ! 
If you will give us your aid and sympathy in this time of special 
development is it not almost a necessity that The Academy should 
visit you at regular intervals? And then too we believe the paper 
will be a pleasure to you. Is it not so ? We hope that it is so, 
but, as stated above, the law forces us to discontinue the paper if 
your subscription is in arrears, and it is not paid within the next 30 
days. Kindly favor us and make us happy. 

— We will not apologize for occupying so much space with the 
account of the meeting of the College Presidents. It was a great 
•occasion, and should go down in history as one of the events which 
should be remembered. It is true that the amount of work which 
could be done in so limited a space was not great in its extent. But 
often the far-reaching events are brief in time but great in results. 
The Declaration of Independence was an event which in point of 
time was brief, but its influence will go down through the centuries. 
So this first meeting of College Prosidents occupied only a brief 
space of time, and yet there were friendships made, there were new 
trains of thought set in motion, there was a realization of the strength 
of the work. The beautiful bond of fellowship will give a sacred 
influence to the body now thoroughly organized. The strength of 
the company will give to these two States a new factor in the edu- 
ucational interests, and a factor which in the future will demand 
recognition with all other good influences in the great educational 
powers. The uplift which came to every one who was in attendance 
shows that while each school has its individual problems, still there 
are great problems common to all alike, and the combined wisdom 
and experience of such a gathering will work out these great prob- 
lems much more readily than could be done by the individual school 
alone. And it may further be said that the mutual confidence, fel- 
lowship and co-operation of this body will be communicated to the 
great public and in the future there will be still greater interest and 
•confidence on the part of the public in the educational work among 
the young women of our two States. All these things will tend to 

The Academy . 4603 

magnify the work of each and every school, and hence we repeat 
the statement that this meeting which is described in this number 
of our paper was a most important one and far-reaching in its effects. 

— Here and there remarks have been made which lead us to 
suppose that an incorrect impression has been made in regard to 
certain slight modifications in our rules. The matter is hardly of 
sufficient importance to be noted in our editorial columns, still for 
the sake of having it correctly understood we make the following 
general explanation. The modifications which have been made do 
not change in any way the careful supervision which has always 
characterized Salem's interest in her pupils. The slight changes 
were made only after studying the position in at least a dozen of 
our best colleges, and how matters are there regulated. Then the 
suggestions were taken to the Trustees, and finally they were care- 
fully considered by the student body. The substance of the modi- 
fications briefly stated are as follows : A few more persons are given 
authority to chaperon the pupils on their shopping trips in the city. 
In the case of relatives and neighbors who are passing through the 
city a written introduction was insisted upon by the school authori- 
ties. It often happened that these relatives and neighbors did not 
know that a written introduction was needed. Hence a hardship 
was the result, and often enemies were made because of the apparent 
lack of courtesy. This rule is so modified that if a formal written 
introduction is not in the possession of the visitor the pupil will be 
conferred with, and if the authorities of the school are convinced 
that the visit is in accord with the wishes of the patrons the inter- 
view will be granted. If these facts do not appear the pupil will not 
see the visitors. Another slight modification is in regard to visits 
to friends of the family of the pupils residing in town. Where there 
is a relationship, or even a very near friendship of the two families, 
upon special request on the part of the parents, occasional visits can 
be made in the town. All of these modifications are wise and just 
and safe, and will commend themselves to the patrons. But any 
and every report which may have gone abroad to the effect that 
Salem will change its careful and kindly interest over the young 
people committed to her care is an incorrect report, since we believe 

4604 The Academy. 

all worthy pupils are in thorough accord with regulations now and 
for lo these many years existing, each and all of them based on the 
regulations of a good and conservative home life, and are neither 
grievous nor overbearing, but are kind, considerate and wise in 
their operation. 


The following is the programme for Commencement Week, the 
days and occasions being possibly subject to minor changes, though 
the order as given will in all probability be the order to be observed :: 

Friday, May 22, 1908. — First Concert of the Music Festival. 

Saturday, May 23. — Senior Class Exercises, literary and musi- 
cal. This will be in the afternoon. 

Saturday, May 23. — Second Concert of the Music Festival, at 

Sunday, May 24. — Baccalaureate Sermon by the Rt. Rev. J. 
Taylor Hamilton, D. D. , of Saxony. 

Monday, May 25. — Senior Exercises on the campus, including 
Tree Planting, Songs and other features. These exercises will be 
in the morning. 

Monday, May 25. — Alumnae Society Meeting, in the afternoon. 

Monday, May 25. — Third Concert of the Music Festival, at 

Tuesday, May 26. — Commencement, the literary address by 
President William Louis Poteat, Ph. D. , Wake Forest College, and 
Presentation of Diplomas by Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D. D.,. 
of the Board of Trustees. 

Thursday, Saturday and Monday. — Art Exhibit. 

— One of the very pleasant features of our school-work is the 
kind and generous support of the community of Winston-Salem. It 
is often the case that a school neither asks nor receives interest and 
support from the community in which it is located. But such a 
school misses much. It is not so with us. The community is friendly 
to the school, and is very actively so. Our citizens come to us 
frequently, to concerts, to exhibits and to recitals. They use our 

The Academy. 4605 

grounds in the summer, they are in buildings and halls in winter, 
and two hundred town students are enrolled in the regular or 
special departments. The community gives of its money to the 
support of the school. It speaks a good word for the work. And 
in this way both school and community feels the benefit. In no 
case was this kindly feeling more apparent than during the recent 
meeting of the College Presidents. The homes of Winston-Salem 
. -were opened for the entertainment of the visitors. Carriages and 
automobiles were supplied. Numbers of ladies and gentlemen 
assisted to receive on Tuesday evening, and hundreds came to greet 
the distinguished guests, and in many, many ways the kindly spirit 
which we have described above was made apparent. This is a 
happy thing for the school and conversely the town is benefitted in 
many ways. 


The interesting meeting of which we have made mention several 
times in the past was held in our College, March 17th, 18th and 
19th, and was in every way a remarkable occasion, having been a 
success from every standpoint. One of the things which contributed 
not a little to the success of the meeting was the splendid weather. 
The week before the weather was uncertain, in fact, was inclement. 
After the meeting, before all the delegates had reached their homes, 
the clouds had gathered, the storm was raging, and in less than 24 
hours after adjournment the ground was covered with snow, although 
the day before the players in the basket-ball game were almost over- 
come with heat. Thus all during the sessions the most beautiful and 
delightful spring weather was with us. 

Almost all the delegates arrived on the afternoon of Tuesday, and 
thus the greater portion of the representatives were present at the 
opening session. The meetings were held in the large Junior Class 
room, on the first floor of South Hall. A table and comfortable 
chair had been provided for each delegate, and on the table were 
all the articles necessary for taking notes, and for any other needs 
connected with the sessions. 

When the roll was called the following parties responded or 

4606 The Academy. 

came in a little later. We give the names of the delegates and the 
names of the friends who enteriained them, but as the programme 
was given in full last month we will not repeat the subjects which 
were treated in the discussions. 

President W. W. Daniel, Columbia College, Columbia, S. C, 
with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Gray. 

President and Mrs. C. B. King, Elizabeth College, Charlotte, 
N. C. , with Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler. 

President Henry Jerome Stockard, Peace Institute, Raleigh, N. 
C, with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fries. 

President D. B. Johnson, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C, 
with Col. and Mrs. W. A. Blair. 

President J. I. Foust, North Carolina Normal and Industrial 
College, Greensboro, N. C. , with Col. and Mrs. F. H. Fries. 

President and Mrs. John O. Willson, Lander College, Green- 
wood, S. C. , with Mr. and Fred Fogle. 

President and Mrs. Edward P. Childs, Normal and Collegiate 
Institute, Asheville, N. C. , with Major and Mrs. J. E. Alexander. 

Miss Robinson, Normal and Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. 
C. , with Mr. and Mrs. Jos. R. Fletcher. 

President E. C. James, Greenville Female College, Greenville, 
S. C, with Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pfohl. 

President E. E. McClintock, College for Women, Columbia, S. 
C. , with Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Patterson. 

President and Mrs. James Boyce, Due West Female College, 
Due West, S. C. , with Mrs. John Hanes. 

President J. A. Scott, Statesville Female College, Statesville, 
N. C. , with Judge and Mrs. E. B. Jones. 

President J. M. Rhodes, Littleton Female College, Littleton, N. 
C, with Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ebert. 

Rector George W. Lay, St. Mary's College, Raleigh /N. C, 
with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Buxton. 

President S. C. Byrd, Chicora College, Greenville, S. C. , with 
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pfohl. 

President C. G. Vardell, Southern Presbyterian College, l ^Red 
Springs, N. C, with Col. and Mrs. F. H. Fries. 

Pesident Robert P. Pell, Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C, 
with Mr. and Mrs. George P. Pell. 

The Academy. 4607 

President F. P. Hobgood, Oxford College, Oxford, N. C, 
with Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Liipfert. 

President Mary Davis Allen, Louisburg College, Louisburg, N. 
C, with Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Fearrington. 

President J. R. Bridges, Presbyterian College for Women,. 
Charlotte, N. C, with Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Bailey. 

President and Mrs. J. H. Clewell. 

The above list shows a total attendance of twenty-four. 

In addition to the above, President Lucy H. Robertson wired 
that because of an accident she was unable to leave home, and 
President and Mrs. Vann notified the meeting that they had been 
summoned to the death bed of a near relative. The meeting passed 
a formal resolution expressing sympathy with all of these delegates 
who were in the last moment providentially prevented from attending. 

A telegram was received from President Lodge stating that 
business detained him, but he sent his good wishes and promised to 
assist in the future work. President Scarborough wrote a cordial 
letter explaining that duties prevented him from leaving home 
at this time, and wishing the work of the organization great success. 
President Weaver had intended to be present but was prevented. 

The first session was devoted to organization, and the division 
of time during the days of the meeting. Dr. Clewell, the presiding 
officer, welcomed the distinguished visitors in a few appropriate 
remarks, expressing to them the fact that as a school and as a town 
we realized how great was the honor of being able to welcome men 
and women who were to do so great and so wide a work in shaping 
the future of our two States. He stated that the underlying object 
of this first meeting should be to discuss the important subjects on 
the programme, but also to become well and pleasantly acquainted, 
and furthermore to mingle with the work a goodly amount of pleas- 
ure, so that the first meeting of this organization with its great and 
far reaching possibilities should leave the impression of profitable 
discussions, of goodly and encouraging friendship and fellowship, 
and of pleasant recreation. He then asked for an expression of 
opinion in regard to these suggestions, and the meeting decided to 
adopt the ideas and instructed him to govern the sessions in such a. 
manner as to carry out the suggestions in connection with both the 
work and the recreations as planned by the committee. 

4608 The Academy. 

The evening session was held in Memorial Hall, and was 
-attended by the delegates, by the school and by a number of friends 
from the city of Winston-Salem. 

After brief devotional exercises, Rector Lay leading in prayer, 
Bishop Rondthaler and Mayor Eaton made addresses of welcome, 
and the visitors were made to feel that our community appreciates 
the visit and that everything possible will be done to show this 

The principal address of the evening was delivered by President 
Robert P. Pell, and the manner in which he treated the subject of 
the interests of the colleges for women showed that he had given 
deep thought to the matter. It is probable that the address will be 
put in printed form and be supplied to the members of the associa- 
tion. This part of the programme was followed by brief but very 
cordial addresses by Presidents Daniel, Johnson and King. 

Immediately after the session in Memorial Hall, Dr. and Mrs. 

Clewell gave a reception in their home, the following being the card 

■on invitation. 

Dr, and Mrs. J. H. Clewell, 

At Home 
Tuesday, March Seventeeth, 
Nineteen Hundred and Eight, 
^Nine-thirty, P. M. 

College Presidents. 

About thirty or forty of the ladies and gentlemen of Winston- 
- v Salem assisted in making the occasion a success. During the after- 
noon the students and members of the faculty were in and out of the 
home, possibly helping to arrange all matters as they should be *or 
possibly admiring the results of the skillful handy-work in preparing 
the rooms for the guests of the evening. The visitors from a distance 
were stationed in the two receiving rooms, with the receiving party 
from the Twin City, and during the time that the reception was in 
progress several hundred of our.people called to greet the friends. 
Although invitations were sent out it was also announced in the pa- 
pers that an invitation was also extended to any friends, to call even 
without cards, since the result was one in which the entire commu- 
nity, in so far as it was interested in the occasion, was requested to 
call and assist to make the visitors welcome. It is difficult to reach _ 
-all friends in a city of our size with fuimal cards. 

The Academy. 4609 

The description of the reception given in the Setitinel is very 
gracefully written, and we copy the following from that paper : 


Last night, from 9:30 until 12, the hospitable home of Dr. and 
Mrs. John H. Clewell was thronged with guests, eagerly pressing 
•forward to meet the distinguished visitors. 

In the hall stood Dr. H. T. Bahnson, Mr. J. D. Laugenour 
and Mr. and Mrs. Will Shaffner with cordial greetings for every one. 

Passing into the east parlor, which was decorated with delicate 
yet superb enchantress carnations, the visitors were introduced to 
the company by Dr. and Mrs. Clewell, Col. and Mrs. F. H. Fries 
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lassiter, while Miss Caro Buxton invited 
the guests into the punch room. 

Here indeed the spirit of spring time reigned, for golden jon- 
quils seemed to be growing, like the " pretty maids " in Mistress 
Mary's garden, "all in a row;" the effect was emphatically artistic 
.and beautiful. The punch bowl also was most alluring, with its 
garlands of ivy leaves and tempting bunches of grapes. The con- 
tents of the bowl were dispensed by Mrs. J. C. Buxton, assisted by 
Misses Louise and Pauline Bahnson, Eleanor and Marguerite Fries 
and Ruth Kilbuck. In this room Col. and Mrs. W. A. Blair, Hon. 
J. C. Buxton and Mr. and Mrs. D. Rich introduced the visitors to 
the company, while Miss Adelaide Fries stood in the doorway with 
an invitation into the hall where they were asked into the piazza. 

This had been enclosed with awnings, over which graceful 
vines clambered, and was prettily furnished with rugs, easy chairs, 
etc., while on the table cigars and matches laid snare for the men. 

From here the guests were invited into the supper room by 
Miss Sallie Shaffner. Here again was a sweet breath of spring, the 
table being a study in violet and white. In the center was a mound 
•of shy, sweet violets, with their own foliage, while graceful sprays 
of them caught up at intervals the asparagus fern that encircled the 
edge of the table. Adding a glow and a sparkle to the dainty pic- 
ture were silver candelabra, holding violet trimmed white candles. 

This room was in charge of Mrs. J. D. Laugenour, and here 
was served quite a, delicious collation by the younger members of 
the college faculty. 

4610 The Academy. 

From here opened yet another dining room — the guests being 
so numerous — this was again the scene of golden jonquils ; indeed 
violets and jonquils alternated and vied with each other in the sev- 
eral rooms. This second supper room was presided over by Mrs. 
Dr. H. T. Bahnson. 

Passing into the coffee room the guests were greeted by Mr. 
and Mrs. H. A. Pfohl ; here again sweet violets lent their modest 
charm, while Mrs. Edward Rondthaler and Miss Louisa Shaffner 
poured chocolate and coffee, which was served by young ladies from 
the college. Finally, in the west parlor, where glowing jonquils 
grew in dainty rows, good nights were said to Mrs. H. E. Fries, 
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, Mrs. William Houston Patterson, 
Misses Anna Buxton and Ellen Norfleet. 

All during the evening delightful music was rendered from 
above stairs by different musicians of the College. 

In leaving the guests were unanimous in agreeing that the 
reception was quite a brilliant success, quite in keeping with Dr. 
and Mrs. Clewell's reputations as host and hostess. The decora- 
tions also bore witness to Mrs. Clewell's exquisite taste — all so sim- 
ple and sweet, nothing overdone and not a single jarring note." 

The young ladies who supplied the music for the occasion were 
as follows : Misses Lucy Brown, Lyde and Ruth Brinkley, Dore 
Korner and Alma Whitfock. 

The Salem Band, under the direction of Mr. B. J. Pfohl, dis- 
coursed music from the great portico of Main Hall, and this was 
greatly enjoyed by the visitors. The members of this musical or- 
ganization were later entertained and introduced to the visitors. 

The Fries Manufacturing & Power Co. courteously placed a 
number of cars in front of the College, and these remained until the 
reception was over. This courtesy was greatly appreciated. 

Seldom if ever has there been a public occasion in which the 
two towns united in a more generous effort than in this one, and 
seldom has an effort brought out a more complete representation 
from all who live within our growing city, and the splendid electric 
design, "Welcome," over the main entrance to Main Hall was a 
fitting emblem of the spirit which our good people showed to the 
visitors. After the reception of Tuesday evening we feel sure that 
our distinguished visitors realized that they were indeed the welcome 

The Academy 4611 

guests not alone of Salem Academy and College but of Winston- 
Salem as well. 

Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock the discussions were contin- 
ued. We will not attempt to follow them, but will again refer the 
reader to the list of subjects as shown in the last Academy. This 
list was fully followed out, and each speaker present took the part 
assigned. The only trouble was that the time was entirely too 
short for such important themes, and the idea rapidly gained ground 
that we would look forward to the next meeting with pleasant anti- 
cipations, when the discussions, so pleasant and profitable, could 
be carried forward. 

At 10 o'clock the entire association repaired to the chapel, and' 
were placed upon the platform to unite with the college girls in 
the morning prayers. The several hundred students presented a 
very pleasing appearance as they reverently and quietly entered the 
chapel, with their bright and happy faces and their light, spring cos- 
tumes. The singing was beautiful, the responses hearty, and both 
visitors and members of the College speak of this service as one in 
which the religious spirit present was deep and beautiful. Many 
spoke of the deep impressions made by this simple but beautiful 
quarter-hour of worship. 

The afternoon session of Wednesday lasted from 3 to 5 o'clock. 
The discussions were as earnest and as spirited as were those of the 
morning. The special order of business for 4 o'clock was the selec- 
tion of the place for the next meeting, the time of the year, and the 
election of officers. Dr. Pell, of Spartanburg, invited the Associa- 
tion to hold its next meeting at Converse College, and the invita- 
tion was accepted by a unanimous vote. The time of the year was 
also decided the middle of March. 

The election of officers resulted in the selection of the following: 

President — Dr. D. B. Johnson, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C. 

Vice President — Dr. F. P. Hobgood, Oxford College. Oxford, N. C. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Miss E. E. McClintock, College for 

Women, Columbia, S. C. 

Later, the President announced the Committee on Program as 
follows : Dr. Pell, of Spartanburg; Dr. Clewell, of Winston-Salem 
and Dr. Daniel, of Columbia, S. C. 

A special order had been arranged for 5 o'clock, viz: an auto- 

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mobile ride over Winston-Salem, and a short run into the country. 
Promptly at the hour designated the session adjourned, and the 
company found the street in front of Main and South Halls filled 
with splendid machines, the business men of the city having placed 
the cars at the disposal of the Presidents, and in many instances 
they showed the special courtesy of driving the automobiles them- 
selves. The following is the list of those who lent their machines 
for this occasion : 

Mr. J. D. Laugenour, Forsyth Sporting Goods Co. , 

Mr. C. M. Thomas, Mr. Powell Gilmer, 

Mr. W. P. Hill, Mr. W. N. Reynolds, 

Mr. R. L. Williamson, Mr. A. S. Hanes, 

Mr. J. L. Gilmer, Mr. J. S. Grogan, 

Judge H. R. Starbuck, Winston Automobile Com'y. 

It is needless to say that this part of the day was greatly en- 
joyed, and the visitors fully appreciated the kindness of the com- 
pany of business men, with Mr. J. D. Laugenour in the lead, who 
arranged the outing. 

The Concert at night was intended to place before the visitors 
the Music Department in all its phases. Yet so carefully was the 
program planned that it did not appear as a study, but only as a 
gracefully arranged general program, which was gotten up by Prof. 
Shirley, and that fact proclaimed in advance the success of the effort. 
The hall was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the appreciation 
of the vast audience was shown by the hearty applause. Seldom 
has a more satisfying program of the very best from the depart- 
ments been presented to an audience. The following is the program: 

Overture to ' ' Marriage of Figaro," Mozart 

Salem Orchestra. Mr. Shirley, Director. 

Violin Solo. Serenade Schubert- Rcmcnyi 

Heir Robert Roy. 

Organ Solo. Overture to ' ' Poet and Peasant " Suppc 

Miss Rosa Deane. 

_, ,. (a. Aux Italiens Bul-wer-Lyttou 

Readings j b Scene from ,, School for Scandal" Sheridan 

Miss Garrison. 
Accompanied by Miss Lucy Brown. 

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Anvil Chorus from " II Trovatore " Verdi 

Chorus and Orchestra. Mr. Storer, Director. 

Piano S^lo. March and Finale from Concertstueck Weber 

Miss Lily Jackson. 
Accompanied on Organ by Mr. Shirley. 

Air. " Come Unto Him " from the " Messiah " Handel 

Miss Lillian Johnson. 

Organ Solo. Introduction and Bridal Chorus from " Lohengrin," 

Mr. Shirley. Wa 8 ner 

Hail, Bright Abode from " Tannhauser," Wagner 

Chorus and Orchestra. Mr. Storer, Director. 

Thursday morning the company gathered for the final session. 
The discussions were animated and interesting as well as profitable. 
In the midst of the exercises, at 11 o'clock, the company voted a 
brief recess and adjourned to the campus to witness a game of 
basketball between the Seniors and Juniors. The Sentinel repre- 
sentative was present, and we will let this paper tell the story of the 
contest : 

"The Academy Campus presented an animated picture this 
morning, when the girls began to pour from the surrounding build- 
ings to witness the match game of basket ball between the Seniors 
and Juniors. 

The \ivid green of the young grass in the bright spring sun- 
shine ; groups of eager girls arranging themselves in position to 
watch the absorbing game, their streamers and pennants flying in 
the breeze ; verandas and windows filled with interested spectators, 
making an attractive scene. As the two teams came hurrying on 
the scene they were greeted with rounds of applause, patriotic yells 
and frantic waving of pennants. Even the distinguished guests, the 
college presidents, wore either red and white for the Seniors or red 
and black for the Juniors. 

Before the game began each team must needs vociferate its yell, 
with all the strength of its being. This is the Juniors : 

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" Rickety, rickety, rus ! 

What in the world is the matter with us ? 

Nothing at all, nothing at all — 

We have the team that beats them all ! 

Rickety, rickety rate — 

Juniors, Juniors ! 1908." 

To this the Seniors replied : 

" Boom-a-locka, boom-a-locka, 
Boom-a-locka late ; 

A one, and a nine, and a naught and an eight. 
Rack-a-tack-a, racka tacka 
Racka tacka rate. 
Hurrah for the class of 1908 ! 
Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! ' 

Dr. Clewell announced that on account of the extremely warm 
day ten minutes halves would be played instead of fifteen. 

And then the two teams settled down to business. Surely never 
was a game played with more earnestness than was manifested by 
both sides, while the spectators were one minute holding their 
breath and the next screaming as one side or the other would make 
a point. The end of the first half resulted in a tie, and as the girls 
were very much overheated, it was announced that the team which 
scored the next point, would be considered the victor. After this 
the players became still more zealous, throwing heart and soul into 
the game and still neither seemed able to make the decisive score, 
when finally Dr. Clewell announced that the health of the young 
ladies must first be considered on this first hot spring day and that 
the result of the game would be considered a tie. 

Dr. Daniel, of Columbia, in his jocular manner, proposed that 
Dr. Hobgood and himself have a wrestling match to decide the game. 

While the game was in progress the Juniors sang an original 
composition to the tune of " John Brown's Body," for the encour- 
agement of their team : 

"Juniors, Juniors, play, play, play ! 
For you know we must win the day. 
Juniors, Juniors, throw that ball ! 
For you know we can beat 'em all." 

Miss Nelleen Miller is Captain of the Senior team, of which the 
•other members are Misses Julia and Evelyn Wood, Willie Middleton, 
Ruth Kilbuck, Ruth Brinkley and Linda Moore. The Junior team 
has for its Captain Miss Helen Haynes and the other members are 
Misses Helen Jones, Flossie Martin, Margery Lord, Mary Oliver, 
Annie Ogburn and Virginia Hawes." 

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The close of the session was characterized by a number of earn- 
est addresses. Several visitors from the city were present, and 
greetings were brought by Bishop Rondthaler, Mr. W. A. Blair, 
Mr. H. E. Fries and Mr. B. J. Pohl. 

Dr. Bridges made a fine address on the impressions of the 
meeting, stating that the results were not only good but that they 
exceeded the brightest anticipations of its most enthusiastic sup- 
porters. Bishop Rondthaler made a closing address in his usual 
forceful style, and after invoking divine blessing on the members of 
the Association, he dismissed the company with the benediction. 

Thus ended the first Annual Meeting of the Association of Col- 
leges for Women in North and South Carolina, and we could not 
express a better wish than that each succeeding gathering may be 
as cordial and as successful as was this one. The visitors made a 
splendid impression on our community, and the cause of education 
among the young women of our two States received a strong im- 
petus which will result in good for many years to come. 


Columbia College, S. C. , March 21, 1908. 

Dear Dr. Clewell : 

I arrived here yesterday at 7:20 a. m., in the rain. The 
weather was in sympathy with the delegates, returning from such a 
delightful meeting to the realities of our daily tasks. I am glad 
that I was permitted to attend the meeting, I enjoyed every hour of 
it. I wish to thank you for my enjoyment, and to congratulate you 
on the delightful success of this meeting. I did not hear a single 

adverse criticism. It was good to be there. I shall ever remember 
my visit with great pleasure. I sincerely trust that future sessions 
may be characterized by the same spirit of brotherhood. I shall be 
delighted to have you visit Columbia College again, and spend 
some time with us. I will ' ' throw off my dignity ' ' when you come, 
and we shall have an enjoyable time. Kindest remembrances, please, 
to Mrs. Clewell. Sincerely, yours, 

W. W. Daniel. 


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Clyde Turner to Miss Bertha May Hicks. 

Youno — Palmer.— On Feb. 5th, 190S, Mr. William Ormond Young 
to Miss Claudia Palmer. 

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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C, April, 1908. No. 27fc 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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At this particular time the thoughts turn towards the approach- 
ing Commencement. The final announcement in regard to the 
several occasions have already been given, but we will repeat the 
same in this issue of The Academy, so that any one desiring to 
refer to the same can do so. The program of the week is as follows r 

Friday, May 22, 1908. — First Concert of the Music Festival. 

Saturday, May 23. — Senior Class Exercises, literary and musi- 
cal. This will be in the afternoon. 

Saturday, May 23. — Second Concert of the Music Festival, at 
night. "The Messiah." 

Sunday, May 24. — Baccalaureate Sermon by the Rt. Rev. J. 
Taylor Hamilton, D. D. , of Saxony. 

Monday, May 25. — Senior Exercises on the campus, including 
Tree Planting, Songs and other features. These exercises will be 
in the morning. 

Monday, May 25. — Alumnae Society Meeting, in the afternoon.. 

Monday, May 25. — Third Concert of the Music Festival, at 

Tuesday, May 26. — Commencement, the literary address by 
President William Louis Poteat, LL. D., Wake Poorest College, and 
Presentation of Diplomas by Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D. D. , 
of the Board of Trustees. 

Thursday, Saturday and Monday. — Art Exhibit. 


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Emorie Barber 
L. Pearl Barrier 
Maud Elena Brady 
Lyde Estelle Brinkley 
Ruth Ray Brinkley 
Lucy Royce Brown 

Virginia Louise Keith 
Allye Dore Korner 
Rosa Leake Little 
Elizabeth Sherrod Mayo 
Aileen Potter Milburn 
Nelleen Miller 

Norfleet Martinez Bryant Linda May Moore 
Treva Ophelia Bullard Annie Mary Nesbitt 
Octavta Greenhow Chaires Ada Elizabeth Nichols 

Lillian C. Crews 
Margaret Louise Daniel 
Irene Virginia Dunkley 
Verna May Dunlap 
Lura E. Garner 
Estelle Harward 
Bess Neal Henry 
Mabel Lee Hinshaw 
Martha Amelia Hudson 
Mary Lee Hunley 
Celeste King Huntley 
Ina Elizabeth Jones 
■Sallie Wayt Jones 

Ethel Parker 
Ruth Poindexter 
I. Ethel Pullan 
Hattie May Reichardt 
Saidee Westbrooke Robbins 
Daisy Phebe Rominger 
Glennora Paulina Rominger 
Marguerite Craig Tay 
Marybell Thomas 
Nettie Keller Ware 
Ethel Louise White 
Alma Whitlock 
Annie Sue Wilson 

Julia Evelyn Wood 

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— In regard to railroad rates we will say that application has 
been made to the railroad officials, but we doubt if a special rate 
will be made. The reduced rates in the past years applied only to 
points in North Carolina, or towns immediately adjacent to the 
State line. The reduced rates were a fraction above 2 cents a mile 
each way. The regular rate is now two and one-half cents each 
way, and hence there will probably be no reduction allowed. We 
will hear from the railroads at an early date, and you can apply to 
your nearest ticket agent, or can write us later, and we will supply 
you with a report concerning the matter. 

The hotels in our city are the Hotel Zinzendorf, Hotel Forsyth, 

The Phoenix and The Frances. There are, in addition to these, a 

number of private boarding' houses, the addresses of which we will 
supply on application. The College is not prepared to care for 


— The Academy this month is filled largely with news items 
of the past two months, since our last number was almost entirely 
filled with the report of the educational conference of the Presidents 
of the Colleges for Women in North and South Carolina. 

— The Easter Services were very enjoyable and profitable this 
year, and they brought together a large number of former pupils, 
patrons and outside friends. Elsewhere is given a sketch of the 
happy week. 

— The Music Festival this year promises to be an unusually 
successful occasion. The soloists from a distance have been selected 
with great care, and a number of our own musicians, both in the 
vocal and in the instrumental parts, will appear throughout the fes- 
tival as soloists. The faithful rehearsing during the winter has 
brought everything up to the highest point of excellence, and the 
results of this faithful work can be seen in many different ways, as, 
for example, in the excellent quality of the Easter music in the 

4620 The Academy 

Home church, and in other places of worship throughout the city. 
We invite friends in the city or those residing at a distance to write- 
us for printed matter relating to the festival in May. 

— The recent basket ball game between the teams from Greens- 
boro Female College and Salem Academy and College played at 
Greensboro, was a pleasant occasion. The reception given to the 
visitors was very cordial, and the game was a very interesting one. 
The friendly spirit which is begotten by this exchange of courtesies 
between the colleges is calculated to do much good. A sketch of 
the game is given elsewhere. 

— Mr. Jahnke has returned from a prolonged visitation to the 
homes of a large number of our patrons, and he desires The Acdd- 
EMY to convey to all of these friends his thanks for the many kind- 
nesses shown him. He appreciated all that was done for him, and 
the visits are calculated to promote the work done within the school 
by virtue of a closer acquaintance with the homes of the students. 


The blessed Easter season was observed this year with the 
usual amount of interest attached to the days as they came and 
went. The number of visitors is always great, but this year they 
seemed to be more than usual. The hotels were filled to their 
utmost capacity, and many of the visitors were entertained in the 
homes of our citizens. 

Very few of the pupils left the college since the recess is brief 
and the interest in the services is very great. A number of former 
pupils came to Winston-Salem, and some of them were our guests 
so that the College was quite full all during the Easter time. 

The "Reading Services" beginning on Palm Sunday and 
concluded on Easter Sunday called forth reverential interest, and it 
is probable that no services during the year call forth more interest 
than do these meetings in which the account of the last days of 
Jesus Christ on earth are read. The Palm Sunday morning service 

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-was a happy one for the congregation in that thirty-six names were 
added to the church membership. The decorations for the day 
were of palms, and the pulpit appeared as if it were in a grove of 
these graceful and beautiful plants. 

The great Sabbath lovefeast was attended by eleven hundred 
persons. This service, which is really the "ante room" of the 
Holy Communion, is one which attracts both members and also 
those strangers who receive tickets of invitation. Bishop Rond- 
thaler conducts this meeting in such a manner as to bring out the 
true spirit of the same, and the last occasion was no exception to 
the rule. 

The Sunrise Service is in some respects the gathering which 
carries with it the* special attraction in the entire list of services. 
This year a band of fifty carefully selected musicians visited the dif- 
ferent sections of the city and discoursed sweet music very early in 
the morning, the soft tones of the music conveying to the minds of 
the thousands in the city that the happy Easter day had arrived, 
the day when we commemorate the resurrection of our blessed 
Lord and Saviour. 

By four o'clock the street cars were in motion, and thousands 
of people were gathering in front of the Home Church, to engage 
in the prayers and the songs. The music was inspiring as the great 
procession moved reverently through the avenue of cedars, and the 
graveyard was beautiful in its decoration of early spring flowers. It 
is impossible to describe the effect of this early morning service on 
the graveyard, but those who attend the same never forget the im- 
pressions. It is estimated that the vast throng numbered from six 
to eight thousand persons. 

The morning sermon in the Home Church was again attended 
by a great congregation, and Bisbop Rondthaler delivered a power- 
ful sermon on the proofs of the resurrection. We note specially 
the music which was rendered by both choir and orchestra. One 
of the selections was the great "Hallelujah" chorus, during the 
the singing of which the congregation stood as it enjoyed the same. 

The decorations were particularly chaste and attractive. White 
flowers only, and almost all of these were memorials of departed 
ones, or the gifts of individuals or societies. The great central 
cross was a memorial to a dear departed daughter, the pots of Eas- 

4622 The Academy 

ter lillies were gifts from Sunday School classes, the beautiful white 
carnations were from the King's Daughters, and the roses and lillies 
of the valley came from individuals who desired to give pleasure to 
the many. Never were the Easter flowers in this decoration more 
perfect, and never had they been selected with greater care. 
Easter of 1908 was indeed a happy and a blessed one. 


r pHE coming Commencement Season of Salem Academy 
1 and College will again be made musically prominent by the 
Music Festival to be held on the nights of May 22. 23, and 25, 
1908, under the direction of Profs. Shirley and Storer. 

A chorus of 100 voices and an orchestra of 30 pieces, with the 
fine Fogle Memorial Organ, have been working during the year 
with enthusiasm, on the Festival progiams. 

The object of the "Winston-Salem Music Festival is three- 
fold : — to benefit the musicians in the College and in the city by 
the winter's rehearsals ; to give to the community concerts where 
music of the highest order may be enjoyed ; and to introduce to 
our people and visitors soloists of. eminence in the musical world. 


The Chorus has given much pleasure to the people who have 
heard our concerts during the winter, and the orchestral practise 
has benefitted its members so much, that more ambitious programs 
can be attempted this year, the orchestra giving solo numbers as 
well as performing the difficult task of accompanying soloists and 
chorus. Our own home talent will assist, in solo parts, such well 
known singers as Miss Antoinette Glenn, Mrs. Walter J. 
Hege, Mrs. Charles Norfleet, Miss Ellen Norfleet, Miss 
Cynthia Jones, Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl, Mr. Jasper Dean 
and Mr. L. B. Brickenstein appearing in the different concerts. 

The great success of Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, Soprano, 
and Mr. John Young, Tenor, at last year's Festival made their 
re-engagement for this year a foregone conclusion. Mrs. Wil- 
liams' beeutiful voice, artistic singing and graceful manner capti- 
vated her audiences, and Mr. Young's fine tenor and sympathetic 
renditions made friends of all who heard him. 

It gives us pleasure to say that Mr. Frederic Martin, of 
New York, who is considered to be perhaps the best bass singer 
of the " Messiah " in this country, has been engaged not only for 
the " Messiah " but also for an additional night when he will give 
solo numbers. 

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On Friday Night, May 22nd, the Chorus and Orchestra 
will furnish a most interesting program, with Miss Glenn and Mr. 
Martin as soloists. Miss Glenn repeating her part in Gounod's 
" Gallia," which was so very much enjoyed in the winter, and Mr. 
Martin appearing in different selections especially chosen by him- 
self. Mr. Shirley, in memory of the late Edward MacDowell, 
America's acknowledged greatest composer, whose reputation 
abroad is almost greater than in his own land, will play the L> 
Minor Concerto, with orchestral accompaniment, and Herr Roy, 
the artistic violinist of Salem Academy and CoLLEGE.and Greens- 
boro, will appear as soloist. 

On Saturday Night, May 23rd, Handel's masterpiece,. 
"The Messiah," will be given under Prof. Storer's direction, 
with Mrs. Williams, Soprano ; Mrs. Hege, Contralto ; Mr. 
Young, Tenor, and Mr. Martin, Bass. The "Messiah" is 
universally conceded to be the most popular oratorio ever written, 
and the love which people have for it is shown by the great au- 
diences which always attend its performances in the large cities- 
where it is given annually, and often two nights in succession that 
the crowds may be accommodated. 

On Monday Night, May 25th, a miscellaneous program will 
be presented, when several operatic selections will be given by 
soloists, chorus and orchestra, and the grand organ will be heard 
in solo selections by Miss Rosa Deane and Mr. Shirley. By 
request the Sextette from "Lucia" will be repeated, and Mrs. Wil- 
liams and Mr. Young will also sing in the celebrated quartet 
from " Rigoletto," and in selections from "Aida" and "Martha." 

The full program will be published later. 


Season tickets, admitting to the three concerts, 02.50. 

Admission, each single concert, $1.25. 

Desirable seats will be reserved for friends from other places- 
who make application in advance, enclosing Money Order for same. 

Address all correspondence to Bernard J. Pfohl, Chairman 
of Executive Committee, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


The handsome Hotel Zinzendorf offers ample accommodation 
for all who may attend. Other hotels are Hotel Frances and Hotel 


The usual special rate of one fare plus 25 cents for the round 
trip has been applied for. 

4614 The Academy. 

G. F. C. Team Defeats S. F. A. in Basket Ball Contest. 

[The following sketch of the recent game of Basket Ball was 
^written tor the Sentinel, and we copy the same for the readers of 
The Academy : 

" Quite a jolly company of young ladies from the Academy, in 
charge of Dr. Clewell aud Miss Garrison, boarded the 11:35 train 
for Greensboro yesterday morning to play a match game of Basket 
Ball with the G. F. C. team. 

"A delegation of G. F. C. girls was waiting at the station in 
•Greensboro to greet the visitors, enthusiastically bearing them away 
to their college home where a most delightful dinner was awaiting 

" The colors of the two colleges were much in evidence all 
through the large dining hall, green and white for Greensboro, and 
white and gold for Salem. The table at which the two teams sat 
was distinguished from the others by being surrounded with festoons 
•of white and gold and green bunting draped from the large pillars. 
The centre-piece on this table was also a pretty blending of these 
•colors. Dogwood blossoms and golden tulips, intermingled with 
green, seemed to bespeak the close, friendly relationship of the two 
colleges. The colors were still further emphasized in the dainty 
•dessert, green, white and gold ices. 

" The guests were next treated to a very enjoyable street car 
ride over the city, the car presenting a most gala appearance, with 
its pennants and streamers of the college colors. At every stop one 
or, the other of the 'Varsity teams would give a lusty yell — it was 

" Humba la ! humba la ! humba la ! lee ! 

Hurrah, hurrah ! G. F. C. !" 

"Salem, Salem, Salem ! 

Rah, rah ! rah ! Rah ! rah ! rah ! 

Rah, rah, rah ! Salem ! Salem ! Salem !" 

"The game was scheduled for 4:30 and by the time the con- 
testants were ready the grand-stand, benches and chairs al around 
the field were crowded with eager spectators and many fluttering 
pennants bore witness of the general agitation. 

"Vociferous cheers and yells broke forth on all sides as the 
two teams advanced into the held. Each team massed itself and 
each gave a deep and lusty yell for its opponent, after which the 
game began in a most determined manner. Each member played 
with a sober earnestness which seemed to imply that no defeat would 
be brooked. Both teams have grown in strength since the game 

The Academy. 4625 

Hast November, and the umpires, Misses Hardin and Garrison, found 
it difficult to be absolutely just. G. F. C. showed much stronger 
playing than in the fall, although they found the balls sent them from 
the Salem girls almost too much for them ; for many times expecting 
ball to reach their hands, they looked up, and lo ! the ball was al- 
ready in the Salem girls' hands, being passed to the next one. Miss 
Helen Sparger, G. F. C. centre, is a strong agile player, and was 
•ever ready for the ball ; she found a good match in Miss Rena 
Brown, the Salem centre. However, the G. F. C. girls were taller 
and heavier in nearly every instance than the Salem girls, which was 
•a great disadvantage to the latter, then too, the field was smaller 
than the Salem field at home, though the visitors did some fine 
playing for the ball and catching it most skillfully ; they also made 
good, calculative passes, especially between the centre, Miss Rena 
Brown, and right forward, Miss Nelleen Miller, who was always 
ready for the ball. When Miss Helen Haynes, left forward, threw 
a ball from position into the goal, even the G. F. C. friends could 
not but express their admiration. 

" When at last time was called the score stood 6 to 4 in favor 
of Greensboro. Fine playing was done on both sides, and each 
•college may well feel proud of the great improvement of its playing; 
and happy in the closer bonds of friendliness between the two. 

" Only one jarring episide marred for a short while the pleasure 
of the afternoon. In the midst of the game those on the grand- 
stand felt a slightly swaying motion, then a general giving way and 
before any one knew what was happening the whole structure was 
flat on the ground. However, there was nothing more serious than 
bruises and scratches and a strained ankle, though one girl fainted, 
■more from fright than anything else. Possibly no greater calamity 
resulted from the collapse than the crushing of one of the new 
•spring hats, though one of the men present asserted that it looked 
more stylish to him after it was fished out that it did at first. 

" Hospitable Mrs. Robertson would not let the visitors leave till 
after tea, and not soon will the Salem girls forget the charming 
manner in which they were entertained by G. F. C. with its gra- 
cious lady principal and teachers. 

"They were accompanied to the station by a number of their 
hostesses, and as the train pulled out for Winston-Salem in the 
gathering dusk, the echoes answered to the G. F. C. yell :• 

" Rah, rah, rah ! Rah, rah, rah 1 

Rah, rah, rah ! Salem ! Salem ! Salem !" 

" Although the train was rather crowded, the Salem contingent 
Tiardly knew their fellow travellers were college men from Guilford, 
•till they stopped at their station, and landing just outside the car, 

4626 The Academy. 

gave a hearty " Rah, rah, rah ! " for Salem. This so delighted the 
girls they rushed to the platform and returned the compliment for 
Guilford most ■ enthusiastically ; then followed rousing cheers and 
waving of hats till again the train pulled out. As the girls them- 
selves expressed it, they had a perfectly gorgeous time, even if they 
couldn't come home victorious. After all Salem was not so badly 
beaten as Greensboro was here last fall." . 



All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

" I would like to have a souvenir postal of the church at Christ- 
mas as offered in The Academy, also a calendar with pictures of 
Salem. Anything about Salem is very dear to me. Rebecca is 
only three and a half years old, but I expect to send her to Salem 
as soon as she is old enough. It was a great pleasure to meet Miss 
Lou and Miss Sallie Shaffner at Jamestown last year. I wish I 
might step in and see each of the teachers to-night. 

How I should love to hear dear Bishop Rondthaler preach 
again, or have him lay his hand on my head and give me good 
advice. Thanking you in advance, 

" Your old pupil, 

Rome, Ga. " Praise Yeargan." 

" Enclosed please find $1.00 to renew my subscription for your 
valued paper. I am always so deeply interested in the deer old 
school : and note its continued prosperity with the greatest of pleas- 
ure. It is almost twenty-six years since I was in Salem, and at 
times it seems but yesterday that I bid farewell to the dear teachers 
and beloved classmates, so fresh in my memory is all that pertains 
to the school, the town and dear old church. 

" With kindest regards and best wishes to all who may remem- 
ber me, 

" I am, most sincerely, yours, 

Lakeland, La. Carro L (Stewart) Churchill." 

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" Please hud enclosed a P. O. Money Order for 50 cents to 
renew my subscription to The Academy. I wish the teachers 
would write a letter occasionally to The Academy, and in this way 
let their old pupils keep up with them : we certainly feel an interest 
in them. 

" I would like so much to hear something of Misses Lehman, 
Query, Wolle, Siewers and Sallie Shaffner and dear "Mother 

" With best wishes for the school and all connected with it. 

" Sincerely, 
Selma, Ala. "Maud Pitts." 

die jittontj) in tije £>rt)ool. 

— A very enjoyable concert was given by the members of the 
Salem Band in the Alumnae Memorial Hall some weeks aeo. Re- 
cently the members of this organization have purchased new and 
very fine instruments. 

— A dozen or more trees have been planted in the Salem 
Square to take the place of those which have recently died and 
been removed. Among the several kinds are the Carolina poplar, 
the Japan Varnish, native white oaks, Colorado blues, umbrella 
trees and Norway maples. As these trees grow they will no doubt 
be a pleasure to many. 

— The Home Missionary Society of the M. E. Church met 
recently in Centenary church, and in a body the delegates honored 
the College with a visit. A brief program was rendered by Prof. 
Shirley on the grand organ, and after this courtesy the friends were 
escorted through the buildings and grounds by members of the 
faculty and students. The visit was a happy one and gave us great 
pleasure, which we think extended to the visitors also. 

— The Japanese sale by the Seniors was a successful occasion, 
and the young ladies realized quite a sum from the effort. 

— Twelve orange trees have been planted to ornament the 
campus this summer. 

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— Mrs. J. Taylor Hamilton, of Saxony, who has been visiting 
her daughter, Miss Constance, one of our faculty, left for her home 
some days ago. She will spend some weeks with friends in Penn- 
sylvania, and will then sail for Europe. 

— Prof. Speas, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Forsyth 
County, has a large and interested class attending lectures, prepara- 
tory to beginning work in the schools in the several sections in 
which they reside. They will take the proper examinations, and 
receive the teachers' certificates before leaving school. 

— The Juniors of this year have placed a handsome brass rail 
in front on the platform of Memorial Hall. The workmanship on 
this memorial is very fine, and the rich plush curtain which it sup- 
ports forms an ornament which is greatly admired by the audiences 
which gather from time to time for public occasions. 

— The Ivy Planting by the Senior Class was an occasion of 
more than ordinary interest. The ceremony took place in front of 
South Hall, and was witnessed by the entire school, a number of 
friends from the city and the Salem Boys' School. The Seniors 
appeared at their best as they marched from their class room to the 
spot where the plant was to be placed. Having taken their posi- 
tion they sang the "Salem College Song," and then Misses Brink- 
ley, Pullen and Brown planted the ivy. A second song, "Our 
Alma Mater," followed, and this was in its turn followed by an ad- 
dress by Bishop Rondthaler. The speaker was at his best, and his 
words were listened to with marked interest and enthusiasm. An- 
other song, "There's Music In the Air," was sung, and then 
addresses were made by Miss Ruth Brinkley, the Class President, 
by Miss Lehman and by Dr. Clewell. The two closing songs were 
"Where, oh, where," and "Gaudeamus. " The class yell closed 
the exercises so far as the published program was concerned, but 
the Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen all had a hand in the mat- 
ter of class yells, and hence the closing portion was lively to say the 
least. The Academy thinks that the manner in which this occa- 
sion was planned, prepared and carried out gave to the gathered 
friends one of the very best occasions of the kind thus far presented 
to the school and public. 

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$tt Jiflemoriam. 


Alexander Meinung, or as he was better known in the College, 
Professor Meinung, was called to his eternal rest April 15, 1908. 
His death will be a sorrow to many of his former pupils, who will 
recall him as a genial, sympathetic worker in the Music Depart- 
ment years ago. 

Professor Meinung was born in 1823, and was therefore 85 
years old when he died. As a boy he enjoyed the good school ad- 
vantages offered for all the youth of Salem, and, later, studied a 
number of years in Northern cities. 

He served in the Civil War, and, as he was an artist of ability, 
he has left a number of valuable sketches of camp life, which are 
often more eloquent than written sketches. 

After the Civil War Professor Meinung served in Salem Acad- 
emy and College as a music teacher, and also as organist he 
served the Moravian congregation of Salem. He was in other ways 
identified with the music of the community. 

In 1868 he was married to Miss Lizetta Van Vleck, and, after 
a long and happy married life, she survives her husband. 

The Academy extends to the widow and to Miss Amy Van 
Vleck, the surviving sister-in-law, sincere sympathy in this time of 
sorrow, when for the second time death claims a member from this 
already small but loving family circle. 


On Saturday morning, April 4, Rt. Rev. J. M. Levering, D. D., 
was suddenly called to his eternal rest. It will be remembered that 
Bishop Levering delivered the Baccalaureate Sermon last year, in 
our College, and thus he became acquainted with many of our 
patrons and pupils. Bishop Levering was the President of the 
governing Board of the Northern Branch of the Moravian Church, 

4630 The Academy 

and was a prominent and very useful worker in the Church. He 
was an eloquent speaker, a learned writer, a fine linguist, a wise 
executive office: in the governing board, and a consecrated servant 
of the Almighty Ruler of all things. For a number of years Bishop 
Levering had been in frail health, but very recently had apparently 
regained much of his former strength. On the day of his death he 
was busy with his papers till within a few moments of the end, when 
he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at the age of nearly 60 years. 

In 1876 Bishop Levering was married to Miss Martha White- 
sell, who, with two daughters, survive him. Mrs. Levering accom- 
panied her husband on the occasion of his visit to our College a 
year ago. The Academy extends sincere sympathy to the mourn- 
ing relatives. 


On the evening of the last Sunday in March a terrible accident 
occurred in the home of Mr. M. D. Smith, in Waughtown, one of 
the large suburbs of Winston-Salem, as a result of which his daugh- 
ter, Lollie, one of our esteemed pupils, lo^t her life. She was about 
to extinguish a hanging lamp in the home parlor when it acciden- 
tally fell, exploded, and the clothing igniting, the young lady was 
so badly burned that she died the next day. Her mother was very 
seriously burned in her efforts to save her daughter, and for a time 
her life hung in the balance. Lollie was a member of Class B, and 
a number of her classmates attended her funeral. Great sympathy 
was felt for the bereaved family, and there was universal sorrow 
that so bright and pure a young life should be thus suddenly and 
terribly brought to a close. Her age was 17 years. 

— On Palm Sunday the Vesper Service was held in Memorial 
Hall, and the special program was in charge of members of the 
Tenth Room. They sang a song which they had selected, and a 
trio of the members rendered very acceptably another selection. 
Col. Fries delivered the address and Miss Minnie McNair presided 
at the grand organ. The exercises were enjoyable in all respects, 
and a large numher of friends from the city were present and wor- 
shipped with the students. 

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— A Moravian congregation has been organized in Greensboro, 
N. C. , a church building having been purchased by the Rev. Edgar 
Holton, who has the work in charge. There are nearly 50 mem- 
bers of the Moravian faith residing in Greensboro at this time. 

— The Class of '06 presented handsome granite steps for the 
east entrance to Memorial Hall. The design is simple but attract- 
ive, and cut into the stone is the following : " Class 1906." Below 
are the three Greek letters of the class motto. 



Received for Memorial Hall : 

Junior Sale, March 13 $ 16 10 

Mrs. Daisy Hanes Lassiter 5 00 

"• Memorial Steps, Cass '06 100 00 

Sophomore Class, for balcony 30 25 

Cooking School, '08 ". 5 00 

Mrs. P. H. Hanes and daughter 125 00 

Freshman Class, '08 2 75 

Mrs. Carrie Thomas Memorial Door 50 00 

Robert C. Norfleet 250 00 

Total to date, $22,508.11. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 



Fleming — Sherrod. — On April 22, 1908, Dr. Major Flem- 
ing to Miss Rusha Sherrod. 

Armstrong — Hunter. — On April 29, 1908, Mr. Hal Bur- 
rage Armstrong to Miss Willie Ora Hunter, of Dunlap, Tex. 

Her Way of Doing It. 

A well known clubman of Boston was mairied during the early 
part of last winter to a charm' ng college girl, who of her many ac- 
complishments is proudest of her cooking. 

Her husband returning late one afternoon to his home was 
surprised to find his wife "all tired out." 

"You look dreadfully fatigued, little one," he said in a sym- 
pathetic tone. 

"I am," was her reply. "You see, dear, I heard you say 
that you liked broiled rabbit. So I meant to surprise you with one 
for dinner : but I have been hard at work on the rabbit all day, and 
I haven't got it more than half picked." 

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Vol. 31. Winston-Salem, N. C, May-June, 1908. No. 274 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

— The date of the opening of the new term is September 8th, 
that being Tuesday. The work of the year will begin with the 
opening day. As the course has been laid out with special care, 
and as there well be more careful work expected of each of the 
classes than in the past, we strongly urge upon pupils to report for 
work on the first day. Pupils entering for the first time will do well' 
to enter the Saturday before the opening of the new term. 

— The school-year just closed has been a good one. The bring- 
ing of the large company of young persons to the end of the year 
is much like the captain of a vessel bringing his ship into the harbor. 
It is a matter of congratulation and thankfulness when it can be said 
that the blessing of the Lord has warded off serious illness, serious 
trouble, and has blessed the efforts put forth for the good of teach- 
ers, pupils, and all those connected with the great household in any 

— A carefully prepared pamphlet has just been printed, setting" 
forth the work of the year, which begins in September. This pam- 
phlet is also incorporated in the new catalogue, but the small pam- 
plet has been prepared to send freely to all who are interested, 
especially to the present pupils. It will be found that there are a 

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-number of changes, notice of which has been given in the past. 
These changes have made the entrance requirements different, and 
prospective pupils who are preparing for some special class will do 
well to write to the school office for a copy of the pamphlet men- 
tioned above. 

— -The dates fixed for the examination of the pupils who do not 
•enter by certificate are the following : June 30, July 30, September 
-5 and 7. These examinations are held in the Freshman Class 
room in Society Hall, and begin at 10 o'clock in the morning. 

— A notice was read to the congregation in the Home Church, 
in June, which conveyed to the members the information tht t Bishop 
Rondthaler will resign the pastorate of that church in the early 
autumn. The Bishop has been pastor of this church for more than 
thirty years, and all during these years he has been in close sympa- 
thy with the work of the school in many different ways. The read- 
ers will be pleased to learn that he will remain in Winston Salem, 
and in active service as Bishop and as President of the governing 
Board, and his pleasant and greatly appreciated relation to the 
school will not be changed. We trust that Bishop Rondthaler will 
be spared to us for many more years of usefulness, and that in his 
••really enlarged sphere of duties' he will be blessed with health and 
strength. Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl. will succeed him in the pastorate 
of the Home Church. 

— Our Commencement article naturally occupies a large part of 
this issue of The Academy, and still it but imperfectly conveys to 
the reader an idea of the happy week. The music was fine, it was 

•grand. The speakers were men of prominence, and we felt highly 
honored by their presence. The number of friends present was 
large, and this added to the general success of the occasion. And 
the students themselves reflected great credit upon the efforts of 
those who have been their guiding influence during the past years. 
Altogether the Commencement of li'08 was a great and happy 


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— The concerts which have been given by the Salem Band, 
under the leadership of Mr. B. J. Pfohl, are being continued, and 
are a source of great pleasure to many friends. They are given on 
the campus of the college. The campus is becoming a place de- 
servedly popular in our community. Almost every pleasant sum- 
mer Sunday evening religious service is arranged for the open air. 
During the week the young people use the tennis grounds, and the 
basket ball team of the Y. W. C. A. play on the college grounds, 
while it is not an uncommon thing to see a happy birthday party 
gathered around the bountifully provided supper table. Thus, any 
idea that the school and grounds are deserted in the summer weeks 
is an erroneous impression. 


The year upon which we are entering will not witness many 
changes in the faculty. Among those whom we welcome to our 
midst are the following : 

Miss Margaret Bessent has made us all happy by notifying us 
of her intention to be us again after an enforced absence of a year. 
This will be good news to her hosts of friends who have during these 
years learned to esteem her for her many excellent qualities. Miss 
Bessent carries a beautiful spirit with her wherever she goes. 

Miss Grace Siewers has finished her year's work in Teacher's 
College, Columbia University, New York, and will take up her 
duties in our school, bringing with her the many good things which 
she has gained while in this great and famous school. 

Miss Aline Milburn is in Knoxville this summer, attending the 
Summer School, with her friend, Miss Parris. She will begin her 
duties in the Science Depaitment of our College, and will, no doubt, 
be as faithful as a teacher as when a pupil. 

Miss Brushingham comes to us to take charge of the Vocal 
Department. Great care has been taken in selecting the proper 
person to meet the special needs of this Department. A number of 
parties in New York were interviewed, with the needs of the school 
at this particular time prominently considered. Then the matter 
was taken to the great New England Conservatory, where we have 

4636 The Academy 

a number of warm and interested friends. With the aid and advice 
of Mr. Flanders and Mr. White, the distinguished voice Professor, 
we finally selected Miss Rrushingham, believing that she possesses 
preeminently those qualifications which we require in our rapidly 
growing music school. Miss Brushingham comes to us recommended 
very highly, having a pleasing personality, a tireless faithfulness, 
and the ability to do fine departmental work, in addition to excellent 
personal instruction. She has a fine voice, in fact, ranks as what 
is termed a star singer, and Mr. White (who knows our work), 
assures us that she will take any and all work at the point it has 
now reached, and carry it forward. As stated above, the greatest 
care has been exercised in selecting the incumbent for this important 
position and we feel sure the results will be gratifying in all respects. 

Miss Brooke has been honored with the Columbia Scholarship 
and will begin her work in September, preparatory to carrying- 
forward her work in Salem a year hence. 

These who resigned at the close of the last term are Miss Ham- 
ilton, Miss Bailey, Miss Thorp, and Mr. Storer. 


Another Commencement has come and gone, and has become 
a part of history. It was a good Commencement, an unusually 
good Commencement. The plans had been well made ; the work- 
ers, large in numbers, worked well, and, when all was over, it 
seemed like a beautiful picture. When we undertake to write a 
sketch covering a number of days filled with a series of programs, 
each following fast in the wake of the one just ahead, each repre- 
senting a year's work in some busy department, each containing 
the work and ambitions of many persons, the task is a difficult one. 
It is not enough to give a dry recital of facts. That will not convey 
to the reader an idea of what Commencement really was, a living, 
pulsating, throbbing occasion. We are encouraged, however, when 
we remember that many of our readers have been an organic part 
part of previous Commencements, and even if our description is im- 
perfect, such readers will be able to read between the lines, and see 
and recognize many things which are not set forth in the printed 

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The entire month before Friday, May 22, was really a part of 
'Commencement even though the events not were printed on the pro- 
grams. Without attempting to enumerate all of the pre-commence- 
ment occasions we note some of them. There was'the Miss Ramsay 
Graduating Recital, April 28. The Glee Club Concert, May 11th. 
The Miss Middleton Recital, April 12. The Junior Picnic, May 13. 
The Senior Picnic, May 14. The Normal Class Examinations, May 
15, 16, when all were made happy by the first grade certificates for 
teaching in the public school system. Then came the Grand School 
Concert on the night of May 15. The Miss Shipley Organ Recital 
was given May 18. The Misses Thorp and Johnson Recital was 
given on May 19. Miss Pfaff gave her Recital on May 20. The 
Seniors were entertained at Dr. and Mrs. Clewell's home, May 20. 
The last public function given before the beginning of Commence- 
ment proper was Miss Siedenberg's Art Reception, in South Hall, 
Thursday evening, May 21. This brought the school to the eve of 
Commencement proper. 

If any of our readers desire more detailed information than 
we are able to give in the limited space at our disposal, we will be 
pleased to send programs or any other matter which we have on 
hand, if. application for the same is sent to the school office. 

This year, as last year, the Commencement was united with 
the Winston-Salem Music Festival. The two occasions were closely 
identified in that the Festival Concerts were directed by the College 
professors, and many of the singers and performers were students 
of the College. In order that the names of the persons may appear 
in connection with this successful festival we give them as they were 
printed on the official program : 

Messrs. H. A. Shirley and Eugene H. Storer. 


Miss Ivy Nicewonger, Organist. 
Miss Rosa Deane, Pianist. 


Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, Soprano. Misses Antoinette 
Glenn, Cynthia Jones, Ellen Norfleet and Mrs. Charles Norfleet. 
Mrs. Walter J. Hege, Alto. Mr. John Young. Tenor. 

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Mr. Frederic Martin, Bass. Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl, Messrs, 
L. B, Brickenstein and Jasper Dean. 

Trumpet Solo — Mr. James E. Peterson. 


First Violins. 

Miss Helen BrOvvn, Messrs. Robert Roy, W. P. Ormsby,, 
George Woodroffe. 

Second Violins. 
Misses Mary Howe, Dicie Howell, Messrs. James Kapp, Wm. Wright, 

Mr. Bernard Wurreschke. 

Mr. Walter Brown, Dr. Charles A. Turner 

Double Bass. 
Mr. B. J. Pfohl. 

Mr. Conrad Lahser, Mr. Walter J. Hege. 

Mr. W J. Peterson, Mr. Douglas Rights, 

French Horns. 
Mr. Reginald Clewell, Mr. Littleton Roberts. 

Mr. James E. Peterson, Mr. John D. Stockton. 

Mr. Clark Starbuck, Mr. Clarence Ledford, Mr. Harry F. Mickey,. 

Tympani. Great Drum. 

Miss Lillian Johnson. Mr. Robert Ormsby. 

Triangle. Pianist. 

Miss Harriet Greider. Miss Rosa Deane.. 

Miss Ivy Nicewonger. 

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Mrs. E. G. Couch, 

" H. E. Fries, 

" A. H. Holland, 

" J. J. Mock, 

" Charles Norrleet, 

" Elma Pfohl, 

" William Pfohl, 

" E. C. Stempel, 

" F. VV. Stockton, 

Miss Louise ahnson, 

" Ruth Brinkley, 

" Fannie Brooke, 

" Lucy Brown, 

Mrs. G. A. Boozer, 
" H. S. Crist, 
" W.J. Hege, 
" W.J. Peterson, 
" Mary C. Prather, 
'.' Mary Price, 
" R. A. Spaugh, 
" B. J. Wurreschke, 

Miss Pearl Barrier. 

Mr. E. G. Couch, 
" C. E. Crist, 
" C. F. Crist, 
" J. R. Hankins. 

Sopranos . 

Miss Marie Burt, 

" Bessie Crist, 

" Louise Crist, 

" Dorothy Doe, 

" Adeline E-nmert, 

" Mamie Fulp, 

'• Ruth Crosch, 

" Louie Grunert, 

" Mary Heitman, 

" Helen Jones, 

'• Laurie Jones, 

" Sallie Jones, 

'' Treva Jones, 


Miss Rena Brown, 

" Anna Buxton, 

; ' Mary Crowell, 

" Lura Garner, 

" Ruth Gosling, 

" Joanna Gifford, 

" Sallie Griffith, 

" Const'n't; Hamilton 

" Cynthia Jones. 


Mr. Amos Huls, 
'' A. Lichtenthaeler, 
" A. J. Slack, 


Mr. F. F. Bahnson, Rev. J. A. Hopkins, 

" L. B. Brickenstein, Dr. P. E. Horton. 
" E. A. Ebert. 

Miss Bertha Leinbich, 

" Mary Medearis, 

" Ellen Norrleet, 

" Elizabeth Ormsby, 

" Ethel Pullan, 

" Missie Shepard, 

" Daisy Spaugh, 

'' Florence Stockton, 

" Marguerite Tay, 

" Winnie Warlick, 

" Alma Whitlock, 

" Evelyn Wood. 

Miss Pearl Medearis, 

" Emma Ormsby, 

" Hattie Reichard,. 

" Saidie Robbins, 

" Marjorie Roth, 

" Vernessa Smith,. 

" Bertie Tise, 
" Nellie Ware, 

" Mary Zenor 

Mr. F. W.Stockton, 
" Horace Vance, 
■« F. H. Vogler. 

Rev. E, C. Stempel, 
Mr. C. W. Thaeler. 

Very briefly reviewing the evenings we note that Friday's pro- 
gramme was made up of a number of choice gems from the musical 
world, such as Gallia, Second Concerto, MacDowell, Notturno and 
Wedding March, Mendelssohn and other well known selections* 

■4640 The Academy 

'The company was large, appreciative and thoroughly enjoyed the 
finely executed work. 

Saturday evening the immortal work of Handel, "The Mes- 
siah " was given, and comment on this grand production is needless. 
It was great, it was grand, it was rich and rare in its full strength of 
vocal and instrumental parts. To attempt a description would be 
ito detract from the ideas which will ever cluster about the memories 
•of all those who were present on this great occasion. 

The Monday night's programme was equally strong and enjoy- 
.able, and comprised such numbers as "Overture from William Tell," 
"Quintette and Finale to third act from Martha," " Peer Gynt," 
"Quartette from Rigoletto," and "Sextette from Lucia." The 
company was larger on Monday than on Friday, showing the,, the 
interest and enthusiasm was growing. 

Of the Soloists from abroad the programme had the following 
to say : 

"Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams is one of New England's younger 
sopranos, and is deservedly becoming one of the most popular con- 
cert singers of the day. Her home is in Taunton, Mass., but for 
•some years she has been the soprano of the Arlington St. Church 
Quartet in Boston, which holds the reputation of being the best in 
New England. This year Mrs. Williams has been urged to go to 
INew York as soloist of one of their leading churches, but she pre- 
ferred to make no change. Mrs. Williams has a sweet, well-trained 
voice, which, combined with really artistic singing, charming man- 
ners and an attractive personality, win her return engagements 
wherever she goes. ' ' 

"Mr. John Young, Tenor, of New York, who made such a 
pronounced success at the Festival last year, is received with favor 
-wherever he appears, and is in great demand throughout the coun- 
try. During the past season he has appeared with many of the 
well-known organizations of this country, and only this month has 
;sung at Raleigh, and at the Macon, Ga. , Festival, His coming 
.again to Winston-Salem is looked forward to with much interest by 
all who have had the pleasure of hearing him." 

" Mr. Frederic Martin, Bass, of New York, is by many consid- 
ered to be the finest exponent of the bass solos of the " Messiah,'] in 

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'■the country. He is known everywhere as a fine oratorio and recital 
singer, and the best critics of the day universally commend his fine 
voice and thoroughly artistic musical interpretations." 

Of the home soloists we cannot say too much in praise and 
•commendation. The excellence of their work appeared never more 
fully than when they were heard beside the splendid voices from 
abroad. Salem College and Winston-Salem as a community may 
well be proud of our musicians. 


The Alumnae Meeting was held on Monday, and was an inter- 
•esting occasion. The attendance was large, and the reports were 
heard with much interest. A number of memorials were presented 
and there was music and greetings from absent friends. 

President Finley, of the Southern Railway, together with Mrs. 
Finley and two of their daughters, were with us, and President 
Finley delivered an eloquent and scholarly address to the Alumnae. 
All appreciated the courtesy of this visit, which called for consider- 
able time from the busy life of the head of one of the greatest rail- 
way systems in the world, and the presence of President and Mrs. 
Finley will be remembered with pleasure by the many members of 
this important association. 

Brief addresses were made by Col. W. A. Blair and Dr. Clew- 
ell on subjects pertaining to the good and welfare of the school. 

The officers for the ensuing year are as follows : — 
President — Miss Adelaide Fries, Salem. 
1st Vice President — Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, Winston. 
2d " " —Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, 

3d " " —Mrs. W. W. Finley, Washington, D. C. 

4th " " —Mrs. Nannie Jones Estes, Macon, Ga. 

5th " " —Mrs. Mary Boyd Dibrell, Danville, Va. 

Secretary — Mrs. Bettie Brown Yogler, Salem. 
Treasurer — Miss Louisa C. Shaffner, " 

The above officers, with the ladies whose names follow, form 
the Executive Committee of the year which is before us : 

Mrs. J. H. Clewell, Mrs. W. A. Lemly, Mrs. W. J. Hege, 
Mrs. J. D. Laugenour, Mrs. H. A. Pfohl, Mrs. Elma Pfohl, Miss 
Anna Buxton, Miss Ada Allen, Miss Ellen Ebert, Mrs. E. C. Cii- 
nard, Mrs. Charles Norfleet, Mrs. R. T. Stedman. 

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the art exhibit. 

The Art Exhibit, under the direction of Miss Siedenberg, was 
begun on Thursday evening before Commencement, and invitations 
had been sent out to a number of friends. The two rooms in South 
Hall were attractively decorated and large numbers of visitors were 
present. The display of paintings, drawings, wood-work decora- 
tions, glass and china was very fine, and was greatly admired. The 
exhibit was open for inspection several times during the following 


The several occasions directly connected with the Senior Class 
and the dose of the work of the graduates were very successful in 
every respect. 

The first of these occasions was Saturday afternoon. The pro- 
gram of this first Senior Class ext-.rcises consisted of the reading of 
essays bearing upon the class life, its history, experiences and its 
general life, humorous, serious and earnest. The class flower and 
class colors were presented to the Freshmen Class at this time. 

The second Senior Class occasion was Sunday morning, at 
which time the Rev. J. Taylor Hamilton, of Berthelsdorf, Saxony, 
preached the Baccalaureate Sermon. The Bishop spoke in learned 
and scholarly style, for he is a man of deep erudition, but he also 
addressed the graduates in a tender and earnest manner, and the 
sermon throughout was a splendid effort. The music was rendered 
by the Home church choir and the Salem orchestra. Mrs. Wil- 
liams sang a solo in her inimitable style, and she and Mr. Young 
sang a duet. This service was one of the most earnest and deeply 
spiritual meetings which it is the privilege of an audience to enjoy. 

The third Senior Class occasion was what is termed Tree 
Planting, and this ceremony was on the College campus. Members 
of the Salem Band assisted the young ladies, and the direction of 
this program, as well as that of Saturday, was in the hands of Miss 
Lehman. After marching and countermarching the class gathered 
about their memorial, which is a beautiful granite pedestal, about 
eight feet high, massive and imposing, and this pedestal holds a 
large crystal globe, in which is a bright electric light. This light 
will be shining out each night during the school-year, and thus the 

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Class of 1908 will be a bene liction to those who pass from building 
to building' on the campus during the school-year. Here, at the 
memorial, essays were read and songs were sung. The procession 
then passed eastward to another point on the campus, where the 
Class Tree, a white oak, was planted with the proper ceremonies, 
and with addresses. These various numbers were markedly suc- 
cessful, as was the programme of Saturday. 

The final occasion was that of Tuesday morning, Commence- 
ment proper. The Academic procession left Main Hall at 10 o'clock, 
the beautiful ceremony of the Daisy Chain, led by Mrs. Clewell and 
Miss Lehman, being more impressive and admirable than usual in 
the new Memorial Hall. After a brief religious exercise the oration 
was delivered by President William Louis Poteat, LL.D, of Wake 
Forest College. His address, " The Relation of Science to Modern 
Culture," was a very learned and scholarly effort, and it was appa* 
rent to every one that Dr. Poteat was the same ardent friend of the 
laboratory that he was before he accepted the office of President of 
the college over which he presides so ably. 

President Clewell then announced the names of the graduates 
in the various departments, and Bishop Rondthaler addressed the 
graduates, presenting to them the coveted parchment. 

The list of graduates is as follows : 


Misses Emorie Barber ,L. Pearl Barrier, Maud Elena Brady, Lyde 
Estelle Brinklty, Ruth Ray Brinkley, Lucy Royce Brown, Norrleet 
Martinez Bryant, Treva Ophelia Bullard, Octavia Greenhow Chaires, 
Lillian C. Crews, Margaret Louise Daniel, Irene Virginia Dunkley, 
Verna May Dunlap, Lura E. Garner, Estelle Harward, Elizabeth 
Neal Henry, Mabel Lee Hinshaw, Martha Amelia Hudson, Mary 
Lee Hunley, Celeste King Huntley, Ina Elizabeth Jones, Sallie 
Wayt Jones, Virginia Louise Keith, Alive Dore Korner, Rosa Leake 
Little, Elizabeth Sherrod Mayo, Aileen Potter Milburn, Nelleen 
Miller, Linda May Moore, Annie M. Nesbitt, Ada Elizabeth 
Nichols, Ethel Parker, Ruth Poindexter, Ethel Pullan, Hattie Mae 
Reichardt, Saidee Westbrooke Robbins, Daisy Phebe Rominger, 
Glennora Paulina Rominger, Marguerite Craig Tay, Marybell 
Thomas, Nellie Keller Ware, Ethel Louise White, Alma Whitlock, 
Annie Sue Wilson, Julia Evelyn Wood. 

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graduates in organ playing. 
Misses Erma Pearl Pfaff and Estelle Henry Shipley. 


Miss Lucy Thorp. 


Miss Lillian LeGrande Johnson. 


Misses Lena Blanche Leonard, Aileen Potter Milburn, Ida 
Leonora Reichardt, Ethel Louise White, Naomi Wurreschke, Mary 
Drenning Zenor. 


Misses Saidee Elizabeth Cook, Anne Wayne Gooch, Bertha 
Helen Nissen, Blanche Allette Shore, Vernessa Louise Smith, Mat- 
tie Lee Wilson. 


Misses Willie Middleton and Elizabeth Howard Ramsay. 


Miss St. Helena Foy. 


Miss Louise Wilson. 


Miss Ethel Pullan. 

Prof. Shirley presided at the organ on this occasion, and dur- 
ing the various concerts and other occasions his fine guiding hand 
was felt everywhere. His every appearance was greeted with pro- 
longed applause, and he became more popular than ever with school 
and community, that is if it is possible for a person to become more 
popular than Mr. Shirley was already. 

Two songs were by Miss Johnson and Miss Cynthia Jones. 

The impressive transfer of the cap and gown was in charge of 
Misses Hinshaw and Brinkley of the Senior Class, and Miss Wilson 
of the Junior Class. 

The benediction closed the occasion, which from the beginning 
to the end of the week was successful, happy and impressive. We 
may add that the happy commencement season was but a type of 
the happy school year. 

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mn jftlomf) in tljc ^ri)ool. 

— The following pupils are spending the vacation weeks in the- 
school : Misses Inez Davis, May Clarke, Hazel Clarke, Hope Cool- 
edge, Mollie Brown, Lily May George, Kathleen Griffith. 

— The Class Annual was very successfully gotten out the week 
before the close of the school-year. It is a most creditable work in 
every way. It is an expensive book, and was planned with the 
greatest care. Miss Dore Kcerner was the editor-in-chief, and Miss 
Nelleen Miller was the treasurer. The illustrations are fine, and in 
every way the committee worked up the publication to a creditable 
standard. We congratulate the girls on the success of the work, 
both in the financial management and in the excellence of the illus- 
trations (which are numerous) and also the reading matter. 

— The memorial left by the Senior Class, the granite pedestal 
supporting a strong electric light, was a happy thought. This is 
not only an ornament to the campus, but it is also a fine addition to 
the comfort and convenience of the girls who have to pass from one 
building to another at night. The campus was always light from 
the brightly lighted buildings, but this particular light is so happily 
placed that it will be unusually cheery at night, and will be espe- 
cially so in the cold and bleak winter evenings. 

— Quite a number of letters have been received from the pupils 
since the close of the school year, and judging from the tone of the 
same the writers are having a good time. 

— The 4th of July was celebrated in a pleasant though quiet 
manner. A large number of flags were displayed from Main Hall 
early in the morning, and at 8 o'clock a patriotic service was held 
in front of the college buildings. Rain interfered with many plans, 
but there was a lull in the falling weather which enabled the school 
party to go out to the end of the car line and fire off a number of 
packs of fire-crackers. This duty finished all returned before the 
severe storm, and, securely sheltered in Main Hall, partook of the 
elegant supper provided by Mrs. Clewell, the tables being loaded 
with good things to eat, and bedight with flags, large and small. 
The day was a very happy one for all. 

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— The concert given by the combined Winston and Salem 
bands in front of Main Hall an evening or two before the 4th of July 
was an occasion of marked merit and enjoyment. It was a splendid 
program of national songs of different nations, and the music was 
'far above that ordinarily rendered by similar organizations. The 
.number of players was about sixty. 

— The many friends of Miss Emma Smith will be pleased to 
know that she is rapidly recovering from the severe illness from 
■which she suffered soon after the close of school. 

— Mrs. J. H. Clewell made a brief visit to Bethlehem, Pa., after 
Commencement, to be present at the graduation of her son, John, 
Jr., at Lehigh University. 

— Ruth Kilbuck left for Chicago soon after the close of school 
to remain for some time with friends. She will then go to meet her 
parents, who are expected soon to arrive from Alaska. Ruth has 
been in the school a number of years, and it will be strange to be 
without her at the opening of the new term. 

— The recent conference between Superintendent Snipes of the 
City Schools and Dr. Clewell resulted in the complete arrangement 
of the studies, text books included in nearly every case, to corres- 
pond in the two schools as follows : The 6th Grade corresponds to 
Academy A Class. 7th Grade corresponds to Academy B Class. 
•8th Grade to Academy C Class. 9th Grade to Sub-Freshman Class, 
(formerly known as Class D). 10th Grade to Freshman Class. 
Admissions will be by certificate, without examination on the above 

— Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fries treated the Seniors and a few 
other invited guests to a charming car ride a few days before the 
close of school. 

— The prohibition election was held on Commencement Day, 
and resulted in a majority of between 40,000 and 50,000 for prohi- 
bition in the State of North Carolina. 

— Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fries entertained a delightful house 
party at their charming cottage at Roaring Gap, N. C, early in 

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— The kindness of Rev. and Mrs. John F. McCuiston and the 
friends at Miss Sallie Jones' home on the occasion of the picnics 
recently held at their homes, was greatly appreciated by both the 
Juniors and the Seniors as well as by the members of the faculty. 


Received for Memorial Hall : 

Junior Class Memorial, 'OS $ 22.00 

Mrs. Susan V. Hart (R. deSchweinitz col. . . 50 

Cooking- School, '08 35. 00 

Sophomore Class, balconv 20.00 


Cash 5.00 

Mrs. Stonewall Jackson Fund 100.00 

Junior Sale, Oct. '07 25.00 

Alumnae Meeting- contributions for the above : 

Cash 61.30 

Annex Hall Girls 8.60 

Mrs. R. L. Debrill 5.00 

Bishop rnd Mrs. Rondthaler 5.00 

Mrs. J. F. Shaffner, Sr 5.00 

Mrs. L. Patterson 1.00 

Miss Bertha White 1.00 

Mrs. J. F. Joyner 2.00 

Miss Etta Shaffner 5.00 

Music Festival 325.00 

Miss Tilla Stockton 1.00 

Total to date, $23,150.17. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


Covington — DunLap —In Wadesboro, N. C, June 23, 190S, Dr. James 
Madison Covington, Jr., to Miss May Little Dunlap. 

Loven — Reedy. — At Rowland, N. C , on June 24, 19CS, Mr. James 
Loven to Miss Willie Reedy. 

Hanes— Chismen. — On June 30, igcS. Dr. Lewis Hanes, of Winston- 
Salem, N. C.,to Miss Eliza Pescud Chisman, of Pine Hall, N. C. 

McArthir— Wade.— On June 24, iocS, Mr. William Elliott Mc- 
Arthur to Miss Elizabeth Wade, of Montbrook, Fla. 


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Vol. 32. Winston-Salem, N. C, Sept. -Oct., 1908. No. 274 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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— Because of circumstances beyond our control we were una- 
ble to print the September number of The Academy during the 
month, and so we have decided to issue a September-October num- 
ber together, giving the news of both months in one edition, with 
twice the space of a single issue. 


—At the beginning of the present term it was announced that 
the free day would be on Monday, and Saturday would be a recita- 
tion day. The reasons assigned for this were that Saturday is nat- 
urally a busy, restless day, on which it is easy to work and difficult 
to rest. Monday seems so far off that the task of study is not as. 
energetically pursued as should be the case. And if the study task, 
has not been fully done the result is that Sunday is not a day of 
perfect rest of mind and body. Finally, Monday dawns after a 
somewhat uneasy Sunday, and is really a "blue" Monday. The 
converse of the above simply stated is the following : Saturday is an 
easy day to work, because the pupil is "in the swing" of work 
and every one works on Saturday. Sunday is a real day of rest,, 
because all tasks have been performed, and the Monday recess, 
assures the mind that there will be ample time to prepare for Tues- 

4650 The Academy. 

day's lessons. And, finally, Monday itself is a more convenient 
day for shopping, for picnics and strolls into the neighboring woods 
than is Saturday. The change was made with the understanding 
that if it seemed that the former method was the better of the two 
we could readily return to it. 

— The new names given to the classes below the college grades 
-are as follows : 

Former Class A is now called Academy A. 

11 1 1 T3 1 1 ( I il II 1 i 

11 ( ( (~* 1 1 ( I 11 i I /""* 

" D" " " Sub-Freshman. 

A lower class has been organized and is called Sub. A. 

These Classes correspond to the Winston City Schools as fol- 
ows, the text books being largely the same, and the amount of 
work done in the corresponding classes being identical : 

Sub A corresponds to Fifth Grade. 

Academy A " " Sixth " 

" B " " Seventh Grade or 1st High School Yea<\ 

C " " Eighth " "2d " 

Sub Freshman corresponds to Ninth Grade or 3d High School 

All entrance into Salem Academy and College in Sept., 1909, 
will be on the above basis, from the Winston City Schools or any 
city schools having the same grade as our own very excellent High 

— The religious occasions connected with the year have always 
exerted a great influence upon the general life of the school. This 
is especially true of the great festivals of Christmas and Easter. The 
same is true of the special school occasions like the morning chapel 
service and the Sunday afternoon vesper service. Whatever con- 
tributes to the enrichment of the religious occasions exerts a power- 
ful influence on the entire development of the year. Bearing directly 
upon this point is the addition of the "processional" to the morn- 
ing chapel service, in which the Seniors enter the chapel chanting 
some sacred hymn, and reverently take their place on the platform 
to further assist in leading the singing and responses. Another ad- 

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•dition to the year is the special plan for the Sunday vesper services, 
which will be in Memorial Hall, with the use of the great Fogle 
Memorial organ, with the trained vesper choir, and with the musical 
part of the programme directly under the care of Professor Shirley 
and Miss Brushingham. The friends from the city will be welcome 
to unite with us, as many were accustomed to do in the past, and 
the hour will be 4:30 instead of 5:00. In this item regarding our 
religious work of the" year it is proper that we should add a reply 
to a number of queries which have come to us in regard to Bishop 
Rondthaler's relation to the religious life of the school this year. 
He will retain his official position on the faculty as usual, and will 
go in and out in our midst as in the past, and wherever he is he will 
always be willing to actively further the cause of the religious life 
of the school. 

— The Provincial Synod of the Moravian Church South will 
•convenes in the Salem Home Church the middle of November. This 
body meets every three years, and enacts the laws for the govern- 
ment of the Church for the succeeding period. It is this body which 
governs and directs Salem Academy and College, through the Trus- 
tees elected each three years. 

— We welcome into our midst a number of new friends in the 
list of teachers. Miss Brushinghsm arrived some days before the 
beginning of school, and has been very busy ever since, either in 
her studio or in the general vocal interests of the school. Of course 
we were happy to welcome Miss Bessent once more, and we feel 
that all our friends will be glad to have her with us this year. The 
year having been finished at Columbia Miss Grace Siewers returned 
to her Salem home, and assumed her duties in the school as duty 
teacher and as a class room worker. Miss Milburn and Miss Parris 
•enjoyed their summer's study at Knoxville, Miss Milburn this year 
beginning her duties in Vogler Hall and as an assistant in the Lab- 
oratory. We may add that Mrs. Clewell will take Miss Brooke's 
place in the department of Domestic Science while the latter is pur- 
suing her studies in New York city. To these and to the teachers 
of last year who continue their work with us we accord a hearty 
'welcome and extend our best wishes for the year just beginning. 

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On the occasion of the opening exercises of the new term, one- 
of the addresses touched upon the fact that this session one full year 
would be added to the standard of the College work, and that the 
plans as they were being worked out contemplated a similar addi- 
tion about four years hence, and that when the plans were fully 
carried out SALEM would have a standard which would place it. 
side by side with any college in the land. The speaker then made 
a number of remarks on the subject of the term " standard " which, 
called for very careful thought and consideration, and as a result 
of the address referred to we will make the leading article of this 
number of The Academy deal with the points touched upon by 
the address and with other kindred thoughts. 

. The term "standard " is used very loosely and indefinitely in 
many cases, in fact, the term is rarely fully understood, except by 
those who have made a comparative study of the subject. Even 
educators are frequently found whose ideas are circumscribed by the- 
task in which they themselves are immediately engaged, without 
having given the kindred work in other fields due consideration. 
The writer of this sketch has made it a point to visit a number of" 
schools in our own and in other sections of our land, and has care- 
fully studied the question with men who are engaged in work simi- 
lar to that done in SALEM, and with men who are engaged in 
work differing from that of SALEM, as for example high school 
men and university men. This necessarily brief sketch cannot enter 
exhaustively into the question, but is merely intended to give a few 
definitions and a few conclusions, without introducing much argu- 
mentation. Returning then to the statement used at the opening 
of this paragraph we repeat that the term "standard" is usually 
employed as if it was a hxed measure, like a yard stick, which may 
be applied to any school and the said school be termed " long" or 
" short " as the yard stick indicates. This is not only an erroneous- 
position, but it is positively wrong. The work of the several schools 
differs so greatly that in few cases is it at all possible to justly com- 
pare them. 

To establish the above statement note how impossible it is to- 
compare the standard of a medical college and a law college. The- 

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work differs so entirely that they cannot be measured with the same 
yard stick. The same is true of an art school and an agricultural 
and mechanical college, or of a music school as related to a school 
of engineering. The reader will at once say that no reasonable 
person would attempt to compare these several schools using the 
same standard to compare them all. 

It is not so generally known, though none the less true, that 
even in schools of the same grade there exists such a difference in 
the plan of the work that the most glaring errors are often made 
when it is stated that the grade of one school is higher than that of 
another object. Our principal object in writing this sketch is to 
show this particular point. 

First, let us define what is usually understood by " college " in 
distinction to the term "high school" and "university." A high 
school is one which takes up more advanced work in connection 
with the public school system, and' prepares pupils for entrance into 
college. A college, as usually understood, is a school with a some- 
what prescribed course, and adding four years' work to that of the 
city high school. In this college course some opportunity is usually 
given in the later years for electives, but a reaction has set in which 
seems to indicate that too great liberty has been given to the imma- 
ture mind of the college student, and that instead of "electing" 
such studies as are suited to his God-given talents he will select the 
"line of least resistance," that is, the easier studies will be chosen 
because they are the easier studies. The university is supposed to 
be made up of a group of advanced schools, so advanced that the 
college graduate can go forward into technical work, such as law, 
medicine, engineering, chemistry, &a Practically considered these 
lines are not observed in a strict manner. The universities do col- 
lege work. The colleges do both high school and university work, 
and the high schools in some cities in our land give what is really a 
good college course. So that while the general definition which we 
have given above is the one usually accepted as the correct one, we 
cannot claim that it is strictly observed, but we can claim that it is 
nearly enough observed to give us the right to assume it to be cor- 
rect and to base our arguments upon the same. 

The reader will therefore say, " Well, if you have reduced the 
■definition of the college to what is given above, then one college 

4654 The Academy. 

can be compared with another." Alas, just here is the greatest 
error of all, and, we may add, displays the greatest lack of study 
and insight. 

Let us see what is usually considered the four main pillars of 
a college course. We believe all are practically agreed upon the fol- 
lowing as being the fundamental elements of a college course: 

The Languages. 
English Literature. 

If the student is preparing for higher technical university work, 
or if he enters directly into what is known as real life he should, in 
the four college years, gain a fair degree of familiarity with all of 
these four foundation lines of study. 

In a well-rounded college course we can give some arbitrary 
value to each of these lines of work. Let us value each one (for the 
sake of argument) at 100. The A. B. degree in this well-rounded 
college course which we are imagining would mean the following, 
expressed in figures : 

- Mathematics, 100. 
The Languages, 100. 
Science, 100. 

Eng. Literature, 100. 

Total, 400. 

Another school allows the pupil to differentiate and the plan 
would then stand for four years' course as follows, still using the 
arbitrary 100 to represent a fixed amount of work : 

Mathematics, 100—100. 
The Languages, 000. 
Science, 100- 100. 
English Literature, 000 -000. 

Total, 400. 

By this plan the amount of work in the two colleges is just the 
same in quantity and just the same in excellence. The school 
which has doubled in Mathematics and Science may be supposed to 
have a higher standard, but is it really higher in view of the defi- 
ciency in The Languages and English Literature ? 

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Again, the plan of another school in relation to these four essen- 
tials may appear as follows : 

Mathematics, 000. 

The Languages, 000. 

Science, 000. 

English Literature, 100—100—100—100. 

Total, 400. 

This last school might be spoken of as having a very high stan- 
dard. It might be claimed that a graduate of the first school could 
only enter the second year of the last school in literature, and some- 
times a claim like this is really made. You will hear a 16 or 17 
year old girl exclaiming" : "Our school has much higher grade than 
yours !" and the girl addressed will perhaps tremble at the terrible 
arraignment. While the fact is that though the speaker may have 
done a large amount of work in one branch of study it would be 
found that if she applied to the first named school (the school she 
is criticizing) even after her graduation in literature she would have 
to enter the Freshman Class in mathematics, in science and in the 

Various diagrams might be employed to show that in the col- 
lege course the development along one line only, or two lines only 
is like development of one arm only, or one foot only. The college 
course should endeavor to do for the growing mind of the pupils 
what is done at that age for the growing body, viz. : give a well- 
rounded development. The university will later care for the tech- 
nical development. 

SALEM has wisely always allowed a certain amount of differ- 
entiation, the special studies even being given a certain amount of 
consideration. But when it gives the degree to its graduates the 
goal which it strives to attain is to send out into the world young 
women who have gained a full and well-rounded education, and 
who will take a leading place in city, in town or in country. Some- 
times a failure is recorded, and sometimes those who fain would 
quibble, will hold up as a type a young woman who has made a 
failure, but who is only an exception. If the above full and well- 
rounded plan is examined as to its results it will certainly appear as 
being fully equal to any other plan, and we believe one of the very 
strongest plans thus far devised. 

4656 The Academy. 

In concluding this sketch we desire to remark that the sharp 
•criticisms heard from time to time in regard to " standard" do not 
usually arise from the leaders of our colleges. A visit to the offices 
of a number of college presidents would show earnest, busy men 
who study and plan, who attack a thousand problems and difficul- 
ties, and who show full respect and consideration for the work of 
their fellow-educators, even though their plans may differ. The 
•many ill-timed remarks which are occasionally heard on this subject 
almost always arise from a lack of clear understanding of the subject 
and possibly the above sketch may tend to exalt the opinion of the 
work of our educators, whether the plans of work be the same or 
whether they differ, and possibly this truth may have been set forth 
in a somewhat clearer light, that when a number of differing plans 
exist in a number of colleges, the standard of the one is not neces- 
sarily better nor is it necessarily worse because it differs from the 
•others in its methods and work. 



Following out the line already suggested for this afternoon's 
meeting we have thonght that you would like to have, not only the 
names of those who will hold the Scholarships next year, but a brief 
summary of the Scholarships and what they have accomplished. 

The Alumnae Scholarship Fund was commenced in 1890, and 
%vas used for the first time in 1897. This Scholarship is limited to 
•daughters of Alumnae of Salem Academy and College, and is the 
only one which is so restricted. Since 1897 six girls have received 
this Scholarship, five of them until graduation, while one was pre- 
sented from returning to finish her couse. 

Flora Doak, Mossy Creek, Term., 1897-8, 1898-9. 

Emma Carter, Carthage, N. C, 1899-1900. 

Madge Richardson, Reidsville, N. C, 1899-1900. 

Mildred Willingham, Macon, Ga., 1900-'01, 1901-02. ' 

Annie Sue LeGrand, Ronda, N. C, 1902-'3, 1903-' 4,1904-' 5. 

Louise Daniels, Winston, N. C, 1905-'0G, 1906-7, 1907-8. 

The Alumnae Scholarship is $: 50.00 a )ear, what we call a 

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"full Scholarship," since it pays the expenses of a girl for board 
and tuition in the regular College Course. It is not available for 
those desiring to take special branches only. It is awarded an- 
nually by the Executive Board of the Alumnae Association. 

The Centennial Scholarship Fund was begun in 1S97, but re- 
ceived its name in the Academy Centennial in 1902, when the 
$4,000.00 was completed. It is also a "full Scholarship," $250.00, 
awarded annually by the Executive Board to girls taking the College 
Course. There have been lourgiils in this Scholarship, three grad- 
uated and one died, — the only death which has occurred among 
our Scholarship girls. 

Nellie Clark, Mt. Bethel, Va., 1901-2, 1902-03. 

Joey Sedden, Salem, N. C, 1903-04, died. 

Jennie Wilde, West Indies, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1906-7. 

Mary Hunley, Chesterfield, S. C, 1907-8. 

The L. M. Fries Scholarship Fund was presented to the 
Alumnae Association in 1894, as a memorial of the lady whose name 
it bears. It is also a " full Scholarship," $250.00 a year, and for 
the present the annual award is made by the donors. There have 
been two L. M. Fries Scholarship girls, both graduating. 

Annie Mickey, Winston, N. C, 1905-6. 

Aileen Milburn, Salem, N. C, 1906-7, 1907-8. 

In 1902 another Scholarship Fund was commenced. The idea 
was to establish a fourth " full Scholarship," but there was a great 
demand for assistance from girls who were able and glad to pay a 
part of their expenses, but could not arrange for the entire sum, A 
Fund for five "partial Scholarships" has therefore been gradually 
accumulated, and is doing good service. These "partial Scholar- 
ships" are worth §50.00 a year each, and are given annually by the 
Executive Board, to girls taking the College Course. Twelve girls 
have held these Scholarships so far, of whom three have graduated, 
two have been transferred into "full Scholarships," and others 
have not yet completed their course. 

Louise Daniels, Winston, N. C, 1903-4, 1904-5. 

Laura Hairston, Wenonda, Va., 1905-6. 

Laurie Jones, Atlanta, Ga. , 1905-6. 

Dorothy Bopp, Washington, D. C, 190-5-6, 1906-7. 

Mary Hunley, Chesterfield, S. C, 1906-7. 

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Hattie Greider, West Indies, 1906-7. 

Octavia Chaires, Tallahassee, Fla., 1906-7, 1907-8. 

Ruth Thorn, China Grove, N. C., 1906-7. 

Ruth Greider, Oest Indies, 1907-8. 

Bessie Owens, Columbia, N. C. , 1907-8. 

Lydia Lambeth, Fayetteville, N. C, 1907-8. 

Maude Millburn, Salem, N. C, 1907-8. 

Talcing these four Scholarships together the Funds represent 
$16,000.00, invested in Memorial Hall. During the eleven years 
since the first Scholarship girl was entered in the Academy 24 girls 
have been helped. As many of them had two or three years, this 
means a total of 37 years of school life. 

An important step was taken by your Executive Board during 
the past year in establishing what might be called a Scholarship 
Grade. Salem College requires that a student make a total average 
for the year of 70 points out of a possible 100, for passing into a 
higher class. Hereafter a girl must have made at least 10 additional 
points in order to be eligible for a Scholarship. Of course, this does 
not mean that every girl who makes 80 points is a candidate for a 
Scholarship, for the Executive Board carefully considers the circum- 
stances of each individual case before making an award, but it does 
guarantee the class standing of our Scholarship girls, for, with the 
present system of marking, 80 and above means a creditable grade, 
and some of our girls are well up in the nineties. 

There are three other Scholarships at Salem College which are 
not under the control of the Alumnae Association but should be 
mentioned to complete the list : 

The Rosa Mickey Fries Scholarship, for vocal music, was es- 
tablished in 1906 by Mr. H. E. Fries. 

The C. H. Fogle Organ Scholarship became active in 1907, 
upon the installation of our grand organ. 

The Mrs. Stonewall Jackson Scholarship Fund was begun in 
1906, by friends of Mrs. Jackson, who are still working to establish 
a " full scholarship " in Mrs. Jackson's honor at her Alma Mater. 
They report that a beginning will be made with a " partial scholar- 
ship " in September, and Mrs. Jackson has named Miss Odille 
Lewis, of Sutherlin, Va., as the first recipient thereof. 

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The Alumnae Scholarships, so far as awarded for the year 
1P08-9, are as follows : 

Alumnae Scholarship — % to Miss Maude Milburn, Winston-Salem, 

N. C. 
y? to Miss Lucy Earnhardt, Lenoir, N. C. 
Centennial Scholarship — Miss Bessie Owens, Columbia, N. C. 
L. M. Fries Scholarship — Miss Ruth Greider, St. Thomas, W. I. 
Partial Scholarships — Miss Tillie Smith, Atlanta, Ga. 

Miss Annie Hollingsworth, Mt. Airy, N. C. 
Miss Lydia Lambeth, Fayetteville, N. C. 
Miss Emily Hyde, Georgia. 
Miss Jean Garrett, North Carolina. 
Mrs. Stonewall Jackson 

Scholarship — Miss Odille Lewis, Virginia. 


In the death of Dr. J. F. Shaffner there passed from the earthly 
scene one who did much for his native town, for his Church and for 
our school. Dr. Shaffner was many years associated with Salem 
Academy and College as physician and as one of the Trustees. In 
both of these official relations he always took a deep interest, and 
left nothing undone to promote its welfare. He was for many years 
a member of one or another of the official boards of the Salem con- 
gregation, and was intimately identified with the business interests 
of the town. The present Salem water supply, now one of the very 
best in the State, was organized perhaps forty years ago, and he 
took a prominent part in this effort, and was engaged- in the pro- 
motion of its interests even up to the time when it was sold to the 
Salem corporation. The present well known " Shaffner' s Drug 
Store" was founded by him, and he served a number of years as 
mayor of the town of Salem. 

On the occasion of his funeral, which was largely attended, a 
very tender tribute was paid to Dr. Shaffner' s war record. He was 
a surgeon in the Confederate army, and several statements, made 
by Confederate officers, were read. In thest-. statements tender 
allusion was made to his uniform sympathy and kindness shown to 

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the wounded and suffering during and after the battles in that terri- 
ble struggle, and it was a pathetic sight to look into the faces of the 
aged veterans as they gathered about the casket which contained 
the mortal remains of another departed member of their fast thin- 
ning ranks. In the death of Dr. Shaffner school, Church, town and 
State lose a worthy and esteemed friend and citizen. The Acad- 
emy extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives. 

A Valuable Book. 

A valuable addition to our College library was received recently 
in a book, entitled "Publications of the North Carolina Historical 
Commission, or Literary and Historical Activities in N. C. in 1900- 
1906." It was published in Raleigh in 1907, and is a handsome 
volume, with the great gilt seal of North Carolina stamped on the 

But if the outside is attractive, the contents are exceedingly 
valuable, compiled as they were by W. J. Peele. Among the many 
different papers here collected and revised are a Sketch of the State 
Library and Historical Association, its beginning in 1900, — an ac- 
count of the different annual meetings and the valuable papers pre- 
sented at these meetings, such as a sketch of the Patterson Memo- 
rial Cup, with a fine picture of Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, who has. 
been so actively engaged in everything connected with the history 
and literary progress of our State :— a sketch of John H. Boner, the 
gentle minstrel of the "Whispering Pines," by Dr. Benjamin ; an 
account of his re-interment in Salem, by Dr. John H. Clevvell ; a 
sketch of Theodore Hill, by Henry Jerome Stockard ; of Andrew 
Jackson ; of Z. B. Vance ; of Industrial Progress in North Carolina 
by Gov. Glenn ; story of 50 Years Educational Progress in North 
Carolina by J. Y. Joyner ; the re-birth of the University of North 
Carolina by Dr. Kemp Battle ; account of the Wachovia Historical 
Society by Miss Adelaide Fries ; sketches of the societies ; Daugh- 
ters of the Revolution ; Sons of the Revolution ; Daughters of the 
Confederacy, &c. , all admirable, and by these means placed on 
record and within our reach. 

Then, too, we find correct and exact accounts and carefully 

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prepared maps of such battles as Moore's Creek, of Gettysburg, of 
Chickamauga, and of the closing scene at Appomatox, when the 
banner of a Lost Cause was forever furled in silence and in tears, 
where North Carolinians had been in the forefront or last to leave : 
" first at Bethel, and last at Appomatox, — foremost at Gettysburg, 
and farthest at Chickamauga." 

It is impossible to give even a brief outline of the rich and 
varied contents of this book ; it is valuable and should be in every 



All communications fortius Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— The following letter is from one of those dear old friends of 
Salem Academy and College that are, one by one, leaving us, but 
while they are yet with us in this world we do value and appreciate 
what they tell more than we can express. The letter was written to 
Mrs. Susan Keehln, who had, by request, sent a sampler, a memento 
of her school days of long ago, to the lady, Mrs. Hurt, of Jackson, 
Tennessee : 

"You cannot appreciate my feelings when the sampler you 
sent, and the sweet letter which followed a short time after, were 
received. They truly carried one back to such remembrances of 
long ago when I, almost alone, was carried across mountains and 
streams to reap the benefits of Salem Female Academy, of which 
my eldest sister, Martha Haley, was the beneficiary in 1803, from 
Virginia, when "the only school in the South" for young ladies 
was first established. 

" My parents moved to this far away country of West Tennessee 

and when it became necessary for my further education there were 

consultations where I should go, when it was finally decided to send 

me 300 miles away to what had been tried. So our carriage was 

prepared, and my oldest brother, Mr. A. de Berry, with his wife, 

undertook the long journey of 3 weeks with no other companion 
than the negro driver of the carriage, who, at the close of many a 

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day's journey exclaimed: "Well, I declare, I did not know the 
world was half so big !" 

" As everything was so new to me my brother remained several 
days in Salem to see if I could conform to the requirements of the 
school, for he would not leave me so far away from home till he 
knew I was not dissatisfied. When I told him I liked it, he re- 
turned, and though I was at times homesick, I never asked to come 
home for over two years. Then the long dirt road was travelled 
again that brought me back home, where I now reside, which has 
always been my home, but so changed ? My parents, grand-par- 
ents, brothers, children, husband, are buried beneath the precious 
sod of my home, and it cannot be long before I must be laid beside 
them for I am 83 years old. My husband has been dead 26 years, 
and one and another follows, and I look forward to a happy re- 

" Such remembrances as your letter lighten my pathway, and 
my surroundings are greatly blessed, — loving children, grand-chil- 
dren, and great-grandchildren smooth my tottering footsteps. After 
the war when our schools were broken up, my youngest daughter, 
Rebecca Hurt, was sent to Salem, where she was at school for 
nearly 2 years. She is fond of the school, and says often, ' I must 
go back to see it.' She is now a widow, all her children grown 
and several grandcnildren. My only other daughter came on dur- 
ing the war, and so often regrets not having been to Salem. She, 
as all of my friends, hold the school in greatest reverence. 

— From a friend in Florida we have the following cordial 
greeting : 

" Enclosed please find Post Office Money Order for $2.00 for 
the past year's subscription, also for the renewal of The Academy. 
It is a source of great pleasure to me and the only way I have to 
hear of the girls and teachers. 

" I would be delighted to have you and Mrs. Clewell make us 
a visit some time. We enjoyed having Mr. Pfohl and Mr. Jahnke 
with us so much. 

" Bessie joins me in love to Mrs. Clewell, Miss Lou Shaffner 
and Miss Lehman, in fact to all our friends who may remember us. 
" With best wishes, I am, most sincerely, 

Montbrook, Fla. " Nellie Wade McArthur." 

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— From South Carolina another dear friend writes : 
"Thank ycu very much for sending me The Academy so 
long after my subscription expired. I am sending check to cover 
subscription, and hope it will reach you in time so that I will not 
miss a single number. You are all busy with the preparations for 
Commencement now. How I would enjoy being in dear old Salem 
for that happy occasion, but it will be impossible to attend this year. 
I will be with you in spirit, and wish you all a most happy time. 

" Very sincerely yours, 
Whitmore, N. C. " Agnes M. Coleman Jeter." 

— A very interesting letter was recently received by one of our 
pupils, Miss Easter Kirkpatrick, of Green. Cove Springs, Fla. , from 
a student of 57 years ago. The letter was purely a personal com- 
munication, but a portion of it refers to school matters in general, 
and we believe our friend will not object to the publication of the 
same, at least that part which refers to the early days in Salem. 
The portion referred to is as follows : 

" How quickly, dear Easter, a pleasant letter like yours inten- 
sifies the feelings of my heart, as light intensifies the brilliancy of a 

"What a glow of pleasant thoughts penetrated and elevated 
my mind, holier than any written words can express, as you men- 
tioned the names of several dear companions of the long ago (when 
life with us all was a dream of Spring, with not a cloud in our sky) ! 
What a long time ago it has been, and yet memory brings each 
face and form before me as vividly as if only yesterday dated. Oh, 
such warm and tender feelings flashed through every vein of my 
being, and my heart was young again! Forgetting that ' 57 years' 
had come and gone since we said good-bye that November morn. 
We were all then in the ' May of life,' and the world was before us 
only as a beautiful sunrise. 

' Happy school days, happy state, 
Full valued oft when seen too late.' 

No such days were like those days, none have been since ! 

"It is one of life's special blessings to have a store of happy 
recollecrions of the past, and every one who remains any length of. 
time in Salem can have this blessing all through their after life. The 

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thoughts will go back to what gave the sweetest inspiration! Such 
memories sweeten life, even though they sadden it ! 

" How merciful that God grants to us that ' memory's light' at 
least remains, 

' To bathe the weary waste of cheerless snow 
With radiance of an Alpine afterglow !' 

" One may grow old in years, but, oh, there is so much in life 
to soften every woe, so that all things take nobler form and look 
beyond the earth. There may be, and there are, alternate currents 
of joy and sorrow in every life ; both these are necessary to this 
earthly existence. ' ' Richter says : ' Joys are our wings, sorrows 
are our spurs.' * * * Remember me kindly to all my friends, 
classmates and teachers who once knew me in the long ago as Char- 
lotte Higgins. I first married Major Sam Rook, and after the Civil 
War of the 60s I married Mr. Lipford. My only grandson is in 
command of one of the ships in our great fleet, and I have two 
daughters and three sons living. I am the only one of my father's 
family now living. I have enjoyed most excellent health all through 

" May you, my dear Easter, grow to be the noblest model in- 
spired by the soul's ideal. " Your friend 
Green Cove Springs, Fla. "Charlotte Higgins Lipford." 

— One more letter we print, this brief one from one of our old- 
est and most esteemed alumnae, one who was a pupil in the school 
more than fifty years ago : 

" Enclosed you will find money to pay my subscription to The 

Academy. It was in March, 1878, when the publication of the 

paper was begun, and I have been a subscriber ever since all during 

these thirty years, with the exception of about four. years, and I 
want the little jewel as long as I live. I went to Salem when I was 
eleven years old, in 1855, and am now an old lady. I am very 

"I also enclose a small gilt for the Memorial Hall, but you must 
take the will for the deed, as I would gladly make it more. I would 
rather it be used for the Rev. Robert de Schweinitz column, but as 
that amount has been raised please apply it to the general fund. 
' • I am, very truly, yours, 

"Susan Virginia Hart. 
Tarboro, N. C. "(nee S. V. Clark." 

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For the convenience of teachers, pupils, postal authorities, or 
any others who need a list of the names of the pupils for the pres- 
ent year we give below an alphabetical list of the registrations to 
date : 

Ansley, Raymond 
Allen, Martha 
Adams, Marie 
Atwater. Annie 
Apple, Maggie 
Brown, Mollie 
Basham, Georgiana 
Bean, Mary 
Bencini, Robah 
Bassett, Malinda 
Brown, Rena 
Bustard, Elinor 
Brown, Lou Mayo 
Broad wood, Edith 
Bondurant, Mary 
Briggs, Nannie 
Brinkley, Ruth 
Brown, Jessie 
Barber, Emorie 
Bergeron, Georgia 
Briggs, Mabel 
Brietz, Marie 
Brietz, Miriam 
Brewer, Birdie 
Brewer, Etta 
Brown, Evelyn 
Brown, Pauline 
Bahnson, Pauline 
Brickenstein, Marga't 
Brown, Annie Louise 
Bennett, Alice 
Bennett, Jeannette 
Blair, Margaret 
Blair, Marion 
Bahnson, Louise 
Bodenhamer, Maggie 
Brower, May 


Boozer, Mary 
Bennett, Nellie 
Blum, Mary 
Coolidge, Hope 
Christie, Callie May 
Chaney, Myrtle 
Carrington, Nonie 
Corbett, Annie May 
Clement, Gretchen 
Carden, Reva 
Call, Geline 
Campbell, Dora 
Cantwell, Annette 
Conger, Louise 
Chesson, Sadie 
Colton, Myrtice 
Corbin, Evelyn 
Carmichel, Maud 
Clinard, L( Hie 
Crist, Marie 
Clinard, Lethia 
Compton, Lillian 
Cook, Sadie 
Crosland, Louise 
Conrad, Stella 
Crist, Ruth 
Cornish, Lillian 
Cornish, Nettie 
Clewell, Aubrey 
Dumay, Reba 
Davis, Georgia 
Davis, Inez 
Dalton, May 
Dry, Evelyn 
Dry, Nettfe 
Disher, Victoria 
Earnhardt, Lucy 

Eborn, Katie 
Edens, Pauline 
Everett, Lillie 
Efird, Ida 
Ebert, Ruth 
Ebert, Emma 
Ebert, Annie May 
Evans, Jessie 
Ellis, Audry 
Fain, Lucv 
Farchand, Lillian 
Fields, Delia 
Fowle, Caddie 
Fitzgerald, Eugenia 
Fetter, Elizabeth 
Fischer, Emma 
Frazier, Meledith 
Fogle, Grace 
Farrow, Anna 
Fulton, Bessie 
Fries, Marguerite 
Franklin, Louise 
Franklin, Eugenia 
Griffith, Kathleen 
George, Lillie May 
George, Carma 
Grissom, Annie Lee 
Greider, Harriet 
Greider, Ruth 
Garner, Lura 
Grogan, Lillie 
Giersh, Ruth 
Gray, Anabel 
Griffith, Helen 
Griffin, Irene 
Grabbs, Grace 
Greenfield, Annie 


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Garner, Percy- 
Hooks, Ethel 
Hawes, Katie 
Hazen, Rosa 
Hevves, Inez 
Hayden, Stuart 
Hyde, Emily 
Harrison, Amy 
Howard, Anna Belle 
Howell, Dicie 
Hales, Fanny 
Hollingsworth, Annie 
Holloman, Zeno 
Hutchins, Blanche 
Hudson, Marcha 
Hawkins, Carrie 
Howe, Mary 
Haynes, Helen 
Haynes, Mary Bynum 
Hope, Mary 
Hamner, Bessie 
Henley, Josephine 
Hooper, Elsie 
Harris, Mildred 
Hobgood, Letty 
Hortan, Annie Louise 
Hanes, Lucy 
Hill, Elizabeth 
Henry, Minnie Lee 
Haley, Sadie 
Hylton, Bessie 
Hitchcock, Lillian 
Holton, Marv 
Holton, Frank 
Henley. Joyce 
Hine, Louise 
Hine, Octavia 
Jarman, Lucy 
Jones, Gertrude 
Jones, Laura 
Joeckel, Arabella 
Jeffreys, Nannie 
Joyner, Ruth 
Johnson, Delia 
Jackson, Lillie 
Johnson, Earleen 

Johnson, Pauline 
Johnson, Myrtle 
Johnson, Lillian 
Johnson, Gertrude 
Kauffman, Mildred 
Kapp, Mary 
Keehln, Mary 
Kennedy, Emily 
Kirkpatrick, Easter 
Keehln, Maud Louise 
Kimel, Ethel 
Kimel, Estelle 
Kcerner, Mattie Lee 
Kcerner, Kathleen 
Kapp, Ruth 
Long, Annie 
Latham, May Gordon 
Lord, Margery 
Lambeth, Lydia 
Linville, Vera 
Lane, Katrina 
Lane, Almaryne 
Lewis, Odille 
Lacy, Maggie 
Linville, Carrrie 
Langston, Marie 
Luchenbacb, Rachel 
Leonard, Evelyn 
Liipfert, Gertrude 
Langley, Bertie 
Mott, Bernadina 
Mott, Elizabeth 
Moore, Ruth 
Martin, Flossie 
Moore, Louisa 
Moore, Ward 
Milburn, Maude 
McCorkle, Willie 
Morrison, Rowena 
Moseley, Maujer 
Miller, 'Olivia 
Mayo, Evelina 
McKinnon, Minnie 
McMillan, Helen 
McKie, Ernie 
McQueen, Katie 

Motz, Mary Royal 
Moses, Margaretta 
Marr, Frankie 
Meinung, Ruth 
Miller, Sudie 
Morgan, Cletus 
Masten, Kate 
Murphy, Mary 
Montgomery, Louise 
Montgomery, Joseph' e 
Masten, Vera 
Masten, Nita 
Miller, Rachel 
Masten, Ethel 
Motsingei , Lula 
Miller, Lillie 
Miller, Louise 
McFetridge, Ella 
McCuiston, Myrtle 
McNair, Minnie 
Mallard, Lilla 
Miller, Gertrude 
McArthur, Helen 
Noel, Laura 
Norman, Carolyn 
Norman, Margaret 
Nance, Laura 
Nissen, Hele n 
Ogburn, Anna 
Oliver, Clara 
Overman, Mildred: 
Oliver, Mary 
Owens, Bessie 
O'Neill, Annie 
O'Neill, Emmie 
Ormsby, Anna 
Parris, Maria 
Purvis, Emma 
Pruden, Nellie 
Parkhill, Elizabeth 
Parkhill, Jeannette 
Pitts, Bessie 
Payne, Sallie 
Peebles, Julia 
Parker, Isabel 
Palmer, Ruby 

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Peters, Beulah 
Pittman, Jas. 
Pfohl, Cyril! 
Perryman, Mittie 
Pfaff". Mamie 
Pulliam, Mary 
Perryman, Anna 
Powers, Mary 
Peterson, Pauline 
Reichard, Hattie 
Rice, Edith 
Roberts, Alice 
Roberts, Lena 
Rumley, Helen 
Russ, Bettie 
Ross, Margaret 
Robinson, Geneva 
Rollins, Myrtle 
Roth, Margery 
Reich, Marietta 
Reich, Ethel 
Reynolds, Maud 
Robison, Lottie 
Sienknecht, Margaret 
Sienknecht, Mary 
Smith, Tillie 
Staunton, Marguerite 
Sanders, Julia 
Speas, Nell 
Speas, Luella 
Sims, Elsie H. 
Stevens, Pearl 
Stoddard, Annie May 
Smith, Keilah C. 
Sides, Roxie 

Spach, Lillian 
Spach, Catharine 
Stafford, Sallie 
Stewart, Eftie 
Starbuck, Grace 
Shore, Treva 
Schott, Ruth 
Schott, Grace 
Simpson, Kathleen 
Shore, Ruth 
Shore, Claud 
Simpson, Lula 
Smothers, Vertie 
Shirley, William 
Spaugh, Herbert 
Spaugh, Arthur 
Smith, Irene 
Speer, May 
Simpson, Viola 
Smith, Cleve 
Stemple, Adele 
Tay, Kathleen 
Thompson, Allen 
Thompson, Mary 
Thompson, May 
Thompson, Elsie 
Tunstall, Virginia 
Tunstall, Madeline 
Taylor, Bernice 
Timberlake, Pearl 
Tesh, Edith 
Taylor, Cornelia 
Traxler, Blossom 
Tolby, Rosa 
Tise, Mamie 

Tesh, Lillian 
Vogler, Louise 
Vogler, Helen 
Vogler, Gertrude 
Vaughn, Margaret 
Wynne, Annie Lee 
Warner, Nancy 
Willingham, Camille 
Willingham, Edith 
Wohlford, Bertha 
Walker, Love 
Walker, Dell 
Woodruff", Pearl 
Woodruff, Ruby 
Weatherly, Bessie 
Ware, Allie Brown 
Wilby, Mattie 
Wood, Evelyn 
Warlick, Winnie 
Womack, Lucile 
Welcker, Annette 
Wall, Hilda 
Wharton, Annie 
Wilson, Louise 
West, Julia 
White, Bessie 
White, Lottie 
Wilson, Helen J. 
Wilson, Annie Sue 
Whaling, Grace 
Womack, Bessie 
Young, Addie Vail 
Young, Terrell 
Zenor, Lizzie 


Miss Daisy Brooks, 
" Brushingham, 
" Otelia Barrow, 
" Margaret Bessent, 
Mrs. J. H.Clewell, 
Dr. J. H. Clewell, 
Miss Emma Chitty, 
" Mary Crowell, 

Miss Dorothy Doe, 
Mr. Eugene Ebert, 
Miss Mamie Fulp, 
" Ruth Grosch, 
" Rillie Garrison, 
" Elizabeth Heisler, 
" Mary Heitman, 
" Carrie Jones, 

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Miss Laurie Jones, Miss Sarah Shaffner, 

" Jessup, " Louisa Shaffner, 

Mr. Paul Jahnke, ' ' Grace Siewers, 

Miss Emma Lehman, " Ruth Siewers, 

" Robina Mickle, " Emma Smith, 

" Mary Meinung, " Maud Stewart, 

" Aline Milburn, " Anna Siedenberg, 

" Ivy Nicewonger, Prof. H. A. Shirley, 

Mr. C. B. Pfohl, Miss Grace Taylor, 
Miss Josephine Parris, " Sarah Vest, 

' ' Erma Plaff, ' ■ Carrie Vest, 

" Isabel Rice, " Claudia Winkler. 

Dr. Edward Rondthaler, 

die Monti) in tlje £>ci)ool. 

— The summer vacation passed very pleasantly within the 
school, without any event to mar the pleasure of the school family. 
The pupils were in charge of Miss Winkler for a time, and of Miss 
Mickle for a month, and the last month Mrs. Clewell made them a 
part of her family, and all seemed to enjoy the summer months. 
The list of those who spent a part or all of the vacation in the 
school were as follows : Kathleen Griffith, Geneva Robinson, May 
Clarke, Hazel Clarke, Inez Davis, Edith Rice, Hope Cooiidge, 
Mollie Brown, Lillie May George. 

— The concerts given on Friday evening of each week by the 
Salem Band on the College campus during the summer were most 
enjoyable occasions. These concerts were open to the public, with- 
out admission fee, and the cool evening air, the soft green grass and 
the delightful environment made it an ideal place for little children 
during the heated spell, and an equally enjoyable occasion for the 
grown people. Mr. B. J. Pfohl drilled the band and directed the 
concerts, and to him, as well as to the young men composing the 
band, the public is under special obligations. 

— Society Hall was painted white during the summer, the blinds 
green, and the tin roof red. The soft green of the campus makes 
this building particularly attractive, and every one pronounces this 
improvement a very desirable one. 

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— Mr. Jahnke spent the entire summer visiting among the 
patrons and friends, and added many new acquaintances to our list. 
He was with us during the opening clays of the new term, and about 
the middle of September started west to visit his home in Dako- 
ta. He stopped in Pennsylvania to attend the opening exercises of 
his alma mater, the Moravian College, and will stop at the homes of 
a number of pupils in the north and west. 

— The enrollment of pupils this year has been very large, des- 
pite the fact that the condition of the times has been stringent dur- 
ing the past year, and despite the fact that the entrance require- 
ments have been advanced a year. The number of new 'pupils is 
very large, as large as the school can conveniently accomm >date. 

— During the summer the Sunday evening services were held 
on the campus, the music being furnished by the Salem band. 
These services were largely attended and were greatly enjoyed by 
those who were present. 

— Among the many pleasant occasions connected with the 
opening of the year were the lectures given by Messrs. Hackett and 
Young on the life and plays of the immortal Shakespeare. Mr. 
Norman Hackett, the college man, student and actor, spoke once 
and made many friends by his scholarly manner. Mr. Young, also 
a student and actor, spoke twice, once on Hamlet and once an the 
Merchant of Venice. These gentlemen not only added interest to 
the work of literature for the year, but the pleasing grace and 
splendid stage manner dignified the subject which they presented. 

— The annual " Goose" party was given on the campus about 
the middle of September, with the usual joy for the little folks, the 
usual noise and hilarity, and, we may add, the usual addition to the 
Alumnae Hall fund. 

— The large space beneath the new gymnasium has been admir- 
ably utilized to enlarge the laundry facilities. It is a comfortable, 
bright and attractive ironing room, and has an important bearing 
on the solution of that vexed problem of all schools, viz. : the satis- 
factory conducting of the laundry interests. 

— Prof. D'Anna made a visit to our place recently, and called 
to see his many friends in school and community. Dr. Cleweh 

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invited him to make us another visit in the future, when it may be 
possible to arrange a musical reception for him. Salem always 
accords a hearty welcome to her former pupils, teachers and pro- 
fessors, and this warm friendship is one of the pleasing features of 
the life of the old school. 

— The Salem Band gave a complimentary concert to the stu- 
dents and faculty early in October. The programme was carefullv 
arranged, the music was enthusiastically rendered, and the encores 
were numerous. The school greatly appreciated the courtesy ex- 
tended by Mr. Pfohl and his company of excellent musicians. 

— During the summer Dr. and Mrs. Clewell entertained all of 
the ministers and their wives connected with the Southern Province 
on the College campus. 

— Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Hagen, with their two children, spent 
some weeks in North Carolina during the summer, and were the 
guests of the College. Mr. Hagen assisted Rev. Mr. Luckenbach 
in a series of meetings at Friedland, N. C. 

— Bethania, N. C. , congregation gave a number of excellent 
concerts and entertainments during the summer, for the benefit of the 
church. One programme was in charge of a special company of 
musicians from Winston-Salem. Dr. and Mrs. Clewell arranged to 
take the vacation girls, and also Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler. The 
drive was pleasant, especially the moonlight return, and the concert 
was enjoyable. 

— The lower limbs of the trees in the Salem square were trim- 
med during the summer, and this has opened the view, and add 
much to the appearance of this attractive spot. 

— The Greensboro, N. C. , Moravian congregation is making 
good progress, various pastors going at regular intervals to min- 
ister to the congregation. The work is in charge of Rev. Edgar 

— In connection with the retirement of Bishop Rondthaler from 
the pastorate of the Salem Home church, the Rev. J. K. Pfohl will, 
on November 1st, take charge of its pulpit, and Rev. J. F. Mc- 
Cuiston will enter upon his duties as pastor of Christ Church. 

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— Mrs. Gertrude Jenkins Howell, of Wilmington, N. C. , made 
a visit to our city in October. 

— Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler and their children spent 
the summer as the guests of Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler. They 
visited many sections of the neighborhood while here, and seemed 
to enjoy their stay in the South very much. 

— Greensboro had its Welcome Home Week middle of Octo- 
ber, and Charlotte its Music Festival. Prof. Shirley attended the 

— Messrs. Clarence and John Clewell, Jr., spent the summer 
with their parents. The former is a member of the faculty of Lehigh 
University, the latter is connected with a large chemical works just 
outside of New York city. 

— The Confederate veterans met in Winston-Salem during the 
summer. There were 1800 veterans present, and elaborate prepa- 
rations were made for their entertainment while in our community. 
An immense concourse of people viewed the parade. Many of the 
old soldiers called and were shown through our grounds and the 
various buildings. 

— Dr. Clewell visited the Teacher's Institute at Mocksville last 
summer and addressed the company on the subject of " Intellectual 
Power." While in Mocksville he was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. 
Martin, and visited the homes of the Misses Gaither, Miss Heitman 
Mrs. Anderson and other friends. 

— The Room Companies are, this year, in charge of the follow- 
ing teachers : 

Senior Room — Miss Lehman. 
Junior Rooms — Misses L. Shaffner and Fulp. 
Fourth Room — Misses S. Shaffner and Parris. 
Vogler Hall — Misses Heisler and Milburn. 
South Hall — Misses Winkler and Bessent. 
Park Hall — Misses Doe and G. Siewers. 
Sixth Room — Misses Chitty and Heitman. 
Red Room — Misses R. Siewers and Crowell. 
Ninth Room — Misses C. Vest and Mickle. 
Tenth Room — Misses Smith and Rice. 

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— Mr. Ebert, of Baltimore, made hfs annual visit to our town, 
and was the guest of the College while here. He looked after the 
many Stieff pianos in our town and placed everything in good shape 
for the winter' s'work. 

— Mrs. J. H. Clewell made a visit north about the middle of 
September to regain her strength after a slight spell of illness. She 
was able to take up her duties, fully restored, about Oct. 1st. 

— Miss Fannie Brooke is at Columbia University, Teacher's 
College, pursuing her studies in- Domestic Science. She will resume 
h<?r duties as a member of the faculty at Salem in Sept. 1909. 

— Mrs. Mott's sudden death just at the beginning of the term 
was a peculiarly sad one. She had brought her daughters to Salem 
from their home in Oklahoma, and while here was seized with an 
attack of pneumonia and succumbed to the disease within a few 
days. Our sympathies go out to the bereaved husband and children. 

— The opening exercises of the new term were very interesting 
and impressive. The large number of patrons, the wistful faces of 
the new pupils, the happy faces of the former pupils, the fine music, 
the earnest addresses, all contributed to the pleasure of the hour. 
Mayor Eaton, of Winston, made the address. 

— The 19th of September was the anniversary of Dr. Clewell, 
and was celebrated by the school a^ a holiday. There was a ride 
on the street cars, a good birthday dinner (one item on the bill of 
fare was 100 pounds of fancy candy!), and there were other forms 
of enjoyment. It was a great day, and the students left Dr. Clewell 
many pleasant tokens of their kindly feelings. 

— Reginald Clewell, Robert McCuiston and Willie Bolyn, all of 
whose faces have become familiar in and about the school during 
the past years, have together begun their work in the Moravian 
College, Bethlehem, Penna. 

— Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler went north in September. After 
attending the Synod at Lititz, they visited their children in Penn- 
sylvania and in Massachusetts. 

— Our sympathy goes out to Effie Stewart in the loss of her 

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— The weather became so cool in September that it was neces- 
sary to begin making tires in the furnace the latter part of that 
month and to continue them during October. 

— Through the courtesy of the managers of the Piedmont Fair 
the students were invited to attend the fair on Tuesday the opening 
day, on the new and splendid grounds at the end of the car line. 

— The students and teachers are taking walks in the neighbor- 
hood during the tine autumn weather. The bright leaves, the clear 
blue sky, the nuts on the yellow hickory trees, the golden rod, and 
sometimes the well-filled lunch basket are attractions. 

— A new safe has been placed in the President's office in Main 
Hall, where pupils can place money or jewelry as well as in the safe 
in the main office. 

— The Nitschman Class of the Home Sunday School is engaged 
in the study of Church and educational matters, and on two recent 
•occasions Dr. Clewell was invited to address them on topics of in- 
terest relative to our College affairs. 

■ £>' 

— The large Sophomore Class has been comfortably domiciled 
in the former Junior Class room, and the present Junior Class has 
been given the south-west room on the first floor of South Hall. 
Mr. Clinard decorated the room in a very artistic and attractive 
manner, and Messrs. A. C. Vogler & Son made handsome individ- 
ual walnut tables for each pupil, and it is now one of the most com- 
fortable rooms in the entire college. 

— Miss Jessup has begun her work in the Infirmary in a very 
•satisfactory manner, showing that she is wise and conservative, and 
that she will hold this important department up to the high standard 
it has held in the past. 

.The arrival of caps and gowns is always a time of special inter- 
est for the members of the Senior Class. This year they came ear- 
lier than usual, and the excitement was great. To those who have 
witnessed the arrival of the caps and gowns has been given the op- 
portunity of witnessing a scene which is unique in the history of the 
school-year, and, in fact, there is nothing just like it in any other 
sphere of life. The intense excitement, the longing to get posses- 

4674 The Academy. 

sion of the costumes just as soon as possible, the very great satisfac- 
tion when they have been received, the surprise that they are " be- 
coming," and the fact that they are always " becoming," the unre- 
strained invitation to admire, the promenading back and forth on 
the campus, the admiration of the lower classes, the walk to Win- 
ston, the entrance into church the following Sunday, — all these are 
experiences which come with the arrival of the caps and gowns, and 
we may add that the pleasure continues with the passing months, 
and remains until the time that the black is changed for the Com- . 
mencement white, and even then the memory remains fresh and 
bright. ' Of course, the appearance is n ot all. The caps and gowns 
carry with them the leadership in the school, and this is no small 
item. Then, too, they stand for much previous hard work, and,, 
altogether, the arrival of the longed for express box is a day the 
like of which is hardly ever seen in the school days, and few days at 
any time later in life equal the impressions of this one. 

— The forests at this time are putting on their most gorgeous 
colors, and a ramble through them is delightful at this season. The 
red of the maples, the yellow of the hickory trees, the brown of the 
oaks, the green of the pines and the cedars, all unite to make nature 
very beautiful at this particular time of the year. 

— The basket ball team is doing good work during the fine fall 
weather. While the gmnasium affords ample opportunity all dur- 
ing the year the fresh autumn air and the soft turf of the campus 
makes the work still more inviting. There is more interest than 
usual in the athletics of the year, and with additions to the appara- 
tus of the gymnasium, with a very large class and with an enthusi- 
astic teacher, the work promises very good results for the health of 
the students. 

— The students have voted Mr. L. B. Brickenstein to be a big 
hearted gentleman, and these are the circumstances which called for 
the vote at this particular time. Mr. Brickenstein having received 
a large lot of splendid Pennsylvania apples he sent a barrel to the 
school with instructions to distribute them, and if more were needed 
to let him know. The one barrel went just half around the school, 
and he personally brought another barrel. The apples were the 
finest of the season, and the Juniors endeavored to entice him into 

'I in-: A (.a i em/. 4675 

their room in order to have him make a speech, but they were not 
successful. His addresses in the Commissioners' Hall are well 
known, but he demurred before this audience. None the less the 
apples were appreciated, and he has been voted a big-hearted gen- 

in ILtgljtet l T ein. 

— "The Scotch," said Secretary Wilson, of the Department 
of Agriculture, " are certainly witty people. Now, there was a visi- 
tor in the little town of Bowdoin, who, on looking about, saw no 
children, but only grown men and women. He wondered at this, 
and fin?lly meeting a weazened old man on the street, inquired : 
' ' How often are children born in this town ?' ' 
" Only once," the man replied, as he proceeded on his way. 

Why He Could Not Leave. 

At a large evening party one of the guests stood in a corner, 

•' Are you very much bored, sir?" asked a bystander. 

' ' Yes, dreadfully, ' ' was the answer. ' ' And you ?' ' 

" Oh, I am bored to death, too." 

" How would it do to clear out together?" 

" I'm sorry I can't. I am the host." 

And Mama Did Some Thinking. 

When Josephine was six years old she was taken for the first 
time to see a trained animal show, and came home much pleased 
with the performance. As she was at times slow to obey, Mama 
thought this was a good time to teach her a lesson, so she said : 

" Don't you think, Josephine, if clogs and ponies and monkeys 
can learn to obey so well, that a little girl like you, who knows very 
much more than the animals, should obey even more quickly?" 

" Of course I would, Mama," came the instant reply, "if I had 
only been as well trained as they are." 

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— Ringling's great circus came to our towns the middle of Oc- 
tober, and although it was not possible to take so large a company 
of young people as make up our student body to the circus itself 
still the entire school went to Winston to view the parade, and all 
seemed to enjoy the same. 


The following have been received for Memorial Hall since the 
publication of our last number : 

. Miss Tilla Stockton $ 1.00 

Rev. M. E. Grunert Mem. Step.... 10.00 

General Fund for Steps 20.00 

(Both of above by Mr. B. J. Pfohl). 

Junior Sales, October 3 16.05 

"Goose" Party 66.50 

Summer Sales 27.80 

Music Festival (balance) 38. 12 

Miss C. Lineback 1.00 

Total to date, $23,336.64. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

#n jftflemoriam. 

With the departure of Mrs. Dorothea Matilda Clewell, the aged 
mother of Dr. J. H. Clewell, President of Salem Academy and Col- 
lege, we note the passing of one of the very few remaining members, 
not only of the past generation, but well nigh to two generations. 
Born on January 8, 1815, the very day of the great battle of New 
Orleans, which forever put an end to British power in this country, 
her lite has spanned one of the most interesting epochs of the world's 
history. Our country has grown from a handful of colonies into one 
of the greatest world powers, and Mrs. Clewell has seen Salem grow 
from a small village to a twin-city of over 30,000 inhabitants. 

Her busy, kindly life was spent just here in Salem, living 70 
years in the same house she occupied with her husband, J. David 

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Clewell, in their early married life, in 183!) ; — just across in full view 
of the venerable, cedar-shaded God's acre, where she now sleeps, 
and where she has seen all the friends and associates of her genera- 
tion laid to rest before her. 

Her father, Mr. Shultz, dying when she was about one year 
old, her mother later married the Rev. John Gambold, the noted 
Moravian missionary to the Georgia Indians ; so she grew up here 
in Salem and served as teacher in the Academy from 1835 to 1836. 
As Mrs. Clewell's husband died in the early days of the late Civil 
War, she devoted herself with energy and faithfulness to the bring- 
ing up of her young family dining those eventful years. Of her six 
children, one son, Francis, died soon after the close of the war ; a 
daughter, Anna, married Dr. Booth, of Oxford, N. C., and died 
some years ago ; Dr. Augustus Clewell resides in Baltimore, Md. ; 
Mr. Edward is living in Chicago, 111., while Rev. Dr. J. H. Clewell 
and Margaret (Mrs. Jenkins) live in Salem. In addition to these 
Mrs. Clewell left 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

As her daughter Margaret (Mrs. Jenkins) was a teacher in the 
Academy for some years, and Dr. J. H. Clewell, her youngest son, 
has been Principal of the Academy for a quarter of a century, her 
interests were equally bound up in the school and in the Church, 
which she loved with the single-hearted fervor and devotion of the 
true, old-time Moravian. Nothing that concerned the Church of 
her love was too trivial to be talked over and prayed over. Kindly, 
genial, interested in every one and in everything, her room was a 
veritable Mecca for a large circle of friends. 

Some 12 years ago she became blind, and was tended through, 
all her declining years with a rare and beautiful devotion by her 
daughter, Mrs. Jenkins. Thus, serenely, calmly, happily, she 
drifted down the tide of years, — without illness or pain of any sort 
until gradually the silver cord was loosed ; — the wheel at the foun- 
tain stood still, and she passed gently over into the everlasting 
Peace. She had lingered long in the Beulah land, almost within 
hearing of the celestial city, longing to be at home in her Father's 
house, but willing to await his own good time. 

The call came on Friday morning, October 16, about 9:15, 
when without pain or struggle of any sort, she closed her blinded 
-eyes here, and opened them in the heavenly country. 

4678 The Academy. 

It is given to few if any thus peacefully, gently to sink to rest ; 
we will not call it death. 

. " So sinks the Day-star in his ocean bed 
And yet anon repairs his drooping head, — 
And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore 
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky." 

So, peacefully, she sank to rest at the age of 93 years, 9 months 
and 8 days, and as we think and speak softly of her, we say : 

" And she was not, — for God took her." 

— L. 

One of our oldest, probably our oldest alumna, died in Ashe- 
ville, N. C. , last June, Mrs. Elizabeth Rankin, at the ripe old age 
of 96 ! Think of all the great events, the mighty changes in the 
steady onward march of progress that her life covered ! The United 
States had but just started out as a nation after the Revolutionary 
War ; she was a woman of 35 when the Mexican War was on, and 
was over 50 when the storm-cloud of the Civil War darkened our 
sky, and at length broke in its fury upon our land. 

When she was born Robert Fulton was makino- his qreat ven- 
ture in the first steamboat ; the railroad was a dream — electricity 
practically unknown. When she was 2 years old Napoleon, the 
arbiter of Europe, sold the great Mississippi Empire to the United 
States for a song, a trifle. It would take pages to tell a tithe cf the 
wonders that her life time compassed. 

Mrs. Rankin was born in Jonesboro, Tenn., Feh. 15, 1812, 
and was the dabghter of William and Sarah Rodman, of Scotch- 
Irish descent, a race of men and women who have everywhere made 
their mark on the age in which they lived. In 1825 she became a 
pupil of Salem Academy and College, and in 1S28 was married to 
William D. Rankin, a prominent citizen of Asheville, N. C. , where 
he died in 1879, after a useful, honored life. 

When this couple first came to Asheville it was a mere stop- 
ping-place on the Buncombe Turnpike. Mrs. Rankin at once chose 

a timbered elevation on North Main Street for her home, and there 
she lived till the time of her death in June, 1908. Until about a 
month before her departure she was in full possersion of all her fac- 
ulties — keen, alert, intelligent — and now she has gone to her reward 
after a length of years that is given to very few in our strenuous, 
rushing age. Of the 9 children of Mrs. Rankin, two survive her, 

The Academy. 4670 

Mrs. Bearden and Mr. J. E. Rankin, of the Battery Park Bank. 
Among her relatives are numbers of the most prominent people of 
Asheville. — L. 

The Angel of Death reaps his harvest from all ranks and 
classes, ruthlessly taking the choicest and the best from loving, 
devoted friends. Among those so dearly loved and esteemed was 
Mrs. Marshall Mott (nee Mamie Sanchez), a native of Augusta, 
Ga , but of late years resident in Statesville, and recently spending 
considerable time in Winston-Salem, where she finally closed a 
lovely career, Sept. 4, 1908. Her two young daughters, Bernar- 
■dina and Elizabeth, had for some time been inmates of Salem Acad- 
emy and College, their mother's Alma Mater. 

Mrs. Mott's health had been failing for some time, when an 
acute attack of pneumonia cut her off in the midst of a noble wo- 
manhood. She leaves a husband, prominent in political circles; 
three sons (one married ), and two young daughters. A high-toned 
Southern gentlewoman, in every sense of the word, to know her was 
to love her. Her remains were taken to Statesville, N. C. , for 
1 nterment. 


Brown— Taw— On Sept. 15, 1908. in Bethlehem, Pa., Mr. Robert 
Francisco Brown to Miss Marguerite Tay. 

W.omble— Phillips — On Sept. 9th, 1908, Mr. L. B. Womble to Miss 
Phebe Phillips, both of Winston-Salem. 

Lindsev— Carden.— On Sept. 16, 1908. in Durham, N. C, Mr. Sam- 
uel Excell Lindsev to Miss Estelle Carden. 

Quiring — Haurw — On Sept. 17th, 1908, in Newton, Kansas, Rev. 
Jacob Quiring to Miss Dora Haury, late of Salem Academy and College. 


Rankin.— In June, 1908, in Asheville, N. C, Mrr. Elizabeth Rankin 
(nee Bordman), aged 96 years. 

Mott.— In the Twin City Hospital, on Sept. 4, 1908, Mrs. Marshall 
Mott (nee Sanchez). 


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-Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers. 

— We have again united the November and December numbers 
of The Academy, because of circumstances beyond our control. 
It is not our intention to do this regularly, but in this and the last 
issue we have given the news of the two months, and have also- 
given twice the number of pages. 

— The date when the recitations close this year is Dec. 18, 
2:30 p. m. The time of resuming the work is Jan. 5, 1909 (Tues- 
day), 8:30 a. m. We trust that students will observe these dates 
carefully, since the time allowed for the recess is liberal, and the 
work of the year is great. Hence the above request. 

— Christmas within the school is always a particularly happy 
occasion. The number who remain is not as large as in former 
years when railroad travel was more expensive and difficult. Still. 

-4682 The Academy. 

the number is sufficiently large to fill the various buildings with 
gaiety and festivity, and no one who spends a Christmas in Salem 
will ever regret the same. 

— We call attention to the article regarding the recent Synod. 
The election of a larger Board of Trustees is a move of great possi- 
bilities. There is no doubt but that the cause of education all over 
our section is advancing, and we think will continue to advance, 
hence we will have occasion during the coming years to meet with 
large and far-reaching questions. Therefore, the larger Board, with 
the specific task of considering the affairs of the College, will, no 
doubt, give us greatly increased power in our work. 

— We hope in this number of The Academy to give a resume 
of the year's history. It has not been a year marked by any spe- 
cially great events, still there are a number of interesting experiences 
which when recalled and placed in order will be eagerly read by the 
friends of the school. 

— The transfer of the Vesper services to Memorial Hall was a 
wise move. The music under the special plans of Mr. Shirley and 
Miss Brushingham has been greatly strengthened. The hall being 
larger admits of the possibility of inviting our friends, and the inter- 
est of the Room Companies has not abated. 

— We give a considerable amount of space to the account of 
the two basket ball games on Thanksgiving Day and the following 
Monday. Our friends will, no doubt, be interested in reading the 
same, but we assure any who may fear that the matter will be taken 
too far, as is sometimes the case, that there need be no fears in this 
direction. The spirit which has thus far been aroused has as its 
object the good which healthy sport carries with it, and the match 
games are only incidents in the work, not the prime object. There 
are probably one hundred of the boarding pupils engaged in the so- 
called field sports, and considerably more if the tennis players be 

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added. The numbers being so large, and the possibilities being so 
great, the girls have effected a partial organization in order that 
better results may be attained, and that dangers may be avoided. 
Hence we feel that no one would find cause for objection to the 
sports and games of the present year ; on the contrary, the friends 
are taking very great interest in them, and we believe the health 
and scholarship will both be improved. 


The Triennial Synod of the Southern Province of the Moravian 
Church met in Salem, Nov. 17, 1908, and was in session four days. 
The meetings were interesting and important, because of the fact 
that the growing work of the Church called for the modification of 
a number of methods of work which served the needs of the Church 
during the past years but were not sufficiently comprehensive to 
meet the needs of the present and the future. 

One pleasing feature was the interspersing of recreations be- 
tween the various sessions. This greatly aided to bring the mem- 
bers into closer fellowship, and when discussions and committee 
meetings were again taken up every one was in better trim to ener- 
getically consider the important questions. 

One of the first diversions was the enjoyment of a concert given 
by the Departments of Music and of Expresssion. The public in 
general was invited, and Memorial Hall was crowded. The inter- 
esting programme rendered was as follows. Prof. Shirley, Director: 


Sancta Maria Faure 

Glee Club. 

Schiller Festival March Meyerbeer 

Miss Pfaff. 

Wooing of {Catherine from " Henry V" Shakespeare 

Miss Garrison. 

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Hungarian Rhapsody. Op. 48 Hauser 

Mr. Roy. 

Death of Jeanne d' Arc Bemberg 

Miss Brushin ;h am. 

Variations on an Ancient Christmas Carol Dethier 

Miss Nicewoi <;i:k. 

a. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes . Old English 

b. The Owl and the Pussy Cat • •• • Ingraham 

Glee Club. 

The Soul of the Violin ... Merrill 

Miss G arris* »x. 

a. Lullaby from ' ' Jocelyn " Godard 

b. Where Blooms the Rose Clayton-Johns 

Miss Brushing ham. 
Violin Obligato by Mr. Ro\ . 

Overture to ' ' Oberon' ' Weber 

Mr. Shirley. 

Loure Bach 

Mr. Rov. 

Sing, Smile, Slumber Gounod 

Glee Club. 

The second occasion of recreation was an automobile ride over 
the city and into the neighboring country. The machines were 
sufficient in number to transport the entire membership of more 
than eighty men, and as the company :ame out of the church it was 
a remarkable sight to look upon the large array of machines in line 
along two sides of the Salem Square Mr. f. D. Laugenour had 
this matter in charge, and it was carried "M generously and satis- 

The third occasion of recreation was a banquet given by the 
ladies of the Salem congregation to the members of the Synod in 
the Home church chapel. The tables were beautifully decorated, 
and the occasion was a most delightfu' <'iitj. The following: is the 

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alpicon of Fruit. 

Fried Oysters. Cold Sliced Ham. 


Potato Salad. Rolls. 

Pickle. Salted Peanuts. 

Sugar Cak •_-. Coffee. 

[ce ("ream. Cake. 

Although the members enjoyed a good time socially this did 
not in any way detract from the work done. It will not be of in- 
terest to the general readers of The Academy to go into details as 
to the work ot the Synod, but there was one feature that concerned 
the school, and of that we will speak. 

Salem Academy and College has been growing and expanding, 
and the present accommodations are not only taxed but even more 
room is even now needed. With the general interest in education, 
and with the increased prosperity of the South, it is apparent that 
the future of the College will present problems difficult to solve. 
This difficulties involve such questions as endowment, more build- 
ings, enlarged curriculum, and many other important matters. To 
cope with these problems it was decided that a larger Board of 
Trustees should be elected, and that their duties should be restricted 
to matters connected with the school only. This board was chosen 
and consists of the following gentlemen : 

Bishop Rondthaler, Rev. J. K. Pfohl, 

Mr. J. W. Fries. Mr. W. F. Shaffner, 

Rev. Jame^ E. Hall. Mr. F. H. Fogle, 

Dr. John H. Clewell, Mr. D. W. Harmon, 

Col. F. H. Fries, Mr. Chas. S. Siewers. 
Judge H. R. Start. uck, 

With this Board planning for the good of the College we may 
reasonably look forward to rtnewed strength and development. 

Arrangements were at once made to provide a Trustee Room, 
and this was found in the room heretofore occupied as a study by 

4686 The Academy. 

Dr. Clevvell in Main Hall. His study or private conference room 
is just east of the Trustee room, and adjoining it, and is a very cozy 
and attractive place. The Trustee Room has been furnished with 
a large and handsome table, made in Chattanooga, and with twelve 
comfortable leather covered arm chairs, so that the members will 
not be called upon to ever shorten a session because of lack of 
physical comfort. In addition to this Mrs. Clewell has provided 
the room with a number of attractive pictures, and altogether the 
Trustee Room will be one of the most attractive in the house. 

In addition to being used for the meetings of the Board of 
Trustees it will be used as a Faculty Room, that is when the Faculty 
meets in sections. The smaller gathering of students for conference 
with the President will also be held in this room, so that it will 
really become the most important room in the College. 

Returning to the subject of the Synod, we will merely add that 
although there were necessarily sharp discussions, as will always be 
the case where important changes are being considered, still the 
meeting was harmonious, strong and brotherly. The delegates 
formed a very strong body of men, and the Southern Province is to 
be congratulated on the progress it is making. 


The interest in athletics has been very strong this year. The 
new gymnasium has been the inspiration in part. Miss Garrison is 
an enthusiast, and is popular with the students, inspiring a love for 
the sports, and many are being benefitted by the systematic exercise. 

The two occasions of Thanksgiving and the following Monday 
were days in which the sport was fine, the interest keen and the 
games thoroughly enjoyed. Still the true merits of the conflicts 
were never for a moment lost sight of in the simple desire for vic- 
tory. This is the highest view of athletics, and the playing came 
up to this standard, whether it was class against class, or whether it 
was inter-collegiate. 

The accounts given in the daily papers, the Sentinel and the 
Journal, were so finely prepared that we feel they will give the very 
best descriptions of the occasions to our readers. 

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[From the Sentinel of Nov. 27th]. 

" Yesterday was one of those days on the calendar of Salem 
Academy and College that stand out distinctly marked with red ; 
for aside from being Thanksgiving Day, a joyous holiday, not to 
speak of the feast at dinner, two exciting match games of basket 
ball were played between the classes. 

"Scores of eager spectators surrounded the field and every 
available window and piazza nearby was filled, while without the 
grounds certain tall trees and fences afforded a vantage ground for 
numerous small boys with longing eyes. 

' ' Everywhere colors and penants were flying — black and red 
for the Seniors; purple and white for the Juniors; black and yellow 
for the Sophomores; and white and red for the Freshmen. It was 
indeed an animated picture as eager-eyed, rosy-cheeked girls flitted 
about among almost equally interested professors, teachers and 
trustees, not to mention privileged brothers and fathers. Everybody 
wore some colors, a few all of them, and some could not remember 
for whom they had promised to yell. 

" Even ' Jimty,' the college pug, seemed to feel the importance 
of the occasion, as he marched round with his big red ribbon and 
barked while the others yelled. 

" It last the four teams came running to the field, the Seniors 
bringing as their mascot a tiny white poodle decorated with black 
and red ribbon. 

" After repeated cheers and several yells by the various teams 
all united in the yell : 

"Salem, Salem, Salem! 
Rah, rah, rah! Rah, rah, rah! 
Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem! 

" The girls grouped themselves in a close circle, faces together, 
and gave the yells with all the gusto of their physiques, in the deep- 
est tones that could be summoned. 

" Then the Freshmen and the Sophomore teams set to work in 
earnest, each determined to win. All the while their champions 
were yelling for one or the other every time a point was made. The 

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Sophomore captain is Miss Inez Hughes, and the Freshman Miss 
Rowena Morrison. All during the game yells like these rent the 
air : 

' ' Freshmen ! Yes, you bet ! 
We'll get there, don't you fret !" 

" Sophomore, sophomore ! Don't you cry ! 
May be you'll win it bye and bye !" 

" Freshmen, freshmen ! Stand your ground ! 
Make the sophomores waltz around !" . 

At the end of the first half the score stood 4 to 1 in favor of 
the Freshmen. Then, of course, the red and white dominated 
everything, and the yell went up : 

" Freshmen, freshmen ! You're all right ! 
Go it! Go it! Red and White !" 

"The second half was played with even more zest than the first, 
and, finally, at the finish, Dr. Clewell announced that the Freshmen 
had won, with a score of 8 to 1. After the wild cheering had some- 
what subsided Dr. Clewell called for Mr. Robert Rice, saying he 
wished to say something. He came to the field and said it ; and a 
very neat speech it was, after which he presented a five pound box 
of Whitman's to the winning team, which was accepted by the cap- 
tain with graceful thanks. 

"Then came the Seniors and Juniors on the field, in all the 
bravery of their red and black, and purple and white. From the 
very beginning it was evident this was to be a hotly contested game, 
each side getting down earnestly to business, and both teams doing 
some fine playing ; though perhaps the Seniors had some advantage 
iin having larger girls, but despite this the first half showed a score 
■of 1 to in favor of the Juniors. 

Then rose this yell : 

"Seniors, seniors ! Take your licking! 
There's no use in so much kicking? 
Beat you fair ! Beat vou squre ! 
With a boom-a-laka, boom-a-laka! 
Bow -wow- wow. ' ' 

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And another : 

" One-a zippa, two-a sippa, three-a zippa, zam ! 
Beat us, Seniors, if you can ! 
Do us up ! Chew us up ! Any old way ! 
Can't beat the Juniors when they play !" 

"Miss Myrtle Rollins is the Senior captain, and Miss Lena* 
Roberts the Junior. 

"The teams set to work with renewed vim for the last half, 
and the Seniors were not to be withstood. They played as if alt 
were at stake, rolling and scrambling after the ball in sober deter- 
mination to win, and as they made one point after another their 
colleagues sang 

"Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way ; 
O what fun it is to see the Seniors win the day !" 

"And win they did, in a score of 3 to 1. Pandemonium 
reigned, everybody went wild in one grand mix-up, while the exu- 
berant Seniors rushed up to their captain en masse, raised her upon 
their shoulders, carrying her round the field, amid shouts and yells 
unconfined. After the first burst of enthusiasm Col. F. H. Fries 
stepped upon the field with another five-yound box of bonbons, and 
in his own graceful manner presented it to the victorious captain, 
adding he would give them another box if they would beat the 
Freshmen. However, he added this would scarcely be fair, and he 
would say that the Freshmen should have it if they could down the 

' ' If there had been earnest playing before it was doubly so 
now, and the spectators watched the game with intense interest. 
Again the Seniors were victorious, though the Freshmen played 
excellently and deserve a great deal of credit. After winning the 
second box of candy the Seniors magnanimously presented the first 
box to the Juniors, who had played them so valiantly. 

"All the teams showed fine training, which is due to Miss 
Garrison, the teacher of Expression. She seemed to be everywhere 
throughout the games, always ready to settle some uncertain point. 

"At 6:30 last evening the Junior team entertained the Seniors 
at a beautifully appointed banquet at the home of Dr. and Mrs. 

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•Clewell. What a pretty picture it was — these twenty-four fresh and 
happy maidens seated around the lovely table, where everything 
seemed to glow in the red and black of the honor guests. Here 
silver candelabra held crimson candles in red chrysanthemum cups : 
the place cards were hand-painted little basket balls, and each guest 
was presented with a tiny basket ball, tied with black and red baby 
ribbons. American Beauties were artistically arranged in low bowls 
on the snowy damask. In the centre of the table a large basket 
ball nestled in a crimson nest, waiting to be given as a prize to the 
lucky one in the guessing contest. The banquet was served in four 
•courses and enjoyed to the full as only college girls can. 

[From the Journal of Dec. ist ] 

Both Teams Play Great Game, and are Greeted by Shouts 
from Their Supporters— First Half of Contest Belongs to 
Methodist Girls, but Locals Win Out in Grand Finish. 

"In a hard-fought contest yesterday afternoon, the basket ball 
team of the Salem Academy and College defeated the team from 
Greensboro Female College by the score of 11 to 10. As the score 
indicates, the game was as close as two evenly matched teams could 
•make it, and the excitement was intense at all times. The keenest 
rivalry exists between the students of the two institutions in athletic 
contests always, and each team went into the contest yesterday with 
the do-or-die spirit. 

" When the game was called at 3 o'clock, there were rows and 
rows of girls on the side lines, waving a mass of white and gold, 
while their rival rooters, who came up with the team, were flaunting 
the white and blue. 

" The visitors' number was small but they made up for that by 
the happy faculty of making themselves heard at all times in encour- 
agement to their team. Both sides of the rooters were too excited 
to give yells in unison, but there was noise at all times — noise 
enough to deafen the tew masculine ears. 

"The first half of the game was unquestionably G. F. C.'s. 

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They scored ten during- the half, to Salem's five — two of these points 
being made on account of fouls by the opposing team. Prof. Swift, 
of Greensboro, umpired the first half of the game. The fouls in each 
case were called on account of holding the ball too long, the time 
allowed being three seconds. Salem did not once score on fouls, 
though several opportunities were given. The number of fouls 
seemed to discourage the local team for G. F. C. had decidedly the 
better of the contest throughout the half. 

"The feelings of the supporters of the white and gold at the 
end of half can be better imagined than described. It was a discon- 
solate crowd that watched the G. F. C. girls congratulating their 
team on the excellent showing they made, especially as the faces of 
the opposing team were Mushed with elation. But, as the score 
shows the triumph was as short as it was sweet. 

"In the second half Mr. George Stock took his place on the 
field as referee, and the teams went together again more eagerly 
than before. The Salemites, especially, went in with a rush, deter- 
mined to wipe out their seeming defeat. And in a short time, the 
ball landed safely in the basket, and then again in quick sequence. 
The score was ten to nine in favor of the visitors.- Time and again 
the ball was passed within striking distance of G. F. C's goal only 
to be passed as swiftly back again by the Gate City's invaders. The 
time is passing fast, and ' if they can only score again,' is the prayer 
of the white and gold. Finally the deed is done by a brilliant pass 
and throw, almost before the ball drops through the hoop the Salem 
rows go wild. 

" And now the anxiety returns for fear the time will be long 
enough for G. F. C. to retrieve herself. For the score is eleven to 
ten now, and one more goal by the visitors means that victory will 
be snatched away. But the score is not made, and when time is 
finally called a sigh of relief goes up from Salem. 

" There were two or three accidents during the game, none of 
which were serious. In the second half, Miss Reba DuMay, center 
of the Salem team, was struck in the face and dazed. She revived 
in a few moments, however, and returned pluckily to her place. 
Miss Margery Lord, also of the Salem team, and Miss Helen Spar- 
ger, center for the G. F. C's were slightly injured. These also re- 
turned to their places. 

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' ' There were nearly thirty of the girls from Greensboro, includ- 
ing the team, and they were entertained very cordially at the College. 
Yesterday morning shortly after their arrival, the young ladies were 
given an auto ride in charge of Mr. J. D. Laugenour. They returned 
to Greensboro directly after the game. For the most part, they 
bore defeat bravely, although there were some tears shed on the 
field by a few cf the players." 

The line up of the two teams was as follows : . 


Center Ruba DuMay 

Right Forward Margery Lord 

Left Forward Helen Haynes 

Right Guard Rena Brown 

Left Guard Callia May Christie 

Goal Guard Lizzie Zenor 

Goal Thrower Beulah Peters 

Linesmen Myrtle Rollins and Lena Roberts 

Greensboro Female College. 

Center Helen Sparger 

Right Forward Alice Blanchard 

Left Forward Annie Woodley 

Right Guard Elizabeth Boone 

Left Guard Jennie Ormond 

Goal Thrower Elizabeth Tomlinson 

Goal Guard Sue Carbett 

Linesmen Ruth Voltrane and Nell Pender 

— On October 27 Bishop Rondthaler preached his last sermon 
as pastor of the Home Church. The occasion did not partake of 
the nature of a farewell since he remains minister of the Salem con- 
gregation in the wider sense, and we will see him from time to time 
as he goes in and out in the community, in the school, and in the 
church services. Still it was an historical event, and closed one 
chapter in the history of the congregation. The following Sunday 
Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl began his work by preaching his first official 
sermon as pastor. Bishop Rondthaler continues to occupy the 
parsonage, and Rev. Mr. Pfohl will live in the Mr. R. W. Belo 
home. Bishop Rondthaler and Rev. Mr. Pfohl are both members 
of the Board of Trustees of our College. 

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Our Southern College libraries are not, as a rule, able to point 
with pride to large endowment funds or gifts of thousands of dollars 
from large-hearted, generous ineividuals. The library of Salem 
Academy and College has had no endowment, no outside gifts, but 
has grown slowly from very small beginnings in the early years of 
the past century. It began in that day of small things with a single 
closet of books, kept in the old Salem Hotel, when, as yet, all 
property was held by the Church. 

About 1805 this closet was moved into the entrance of South 
Hall, then our principal building. Here 2 other closets of books 
were added ; and a little later, they were moved up stairs into the 
so-called Teachers' Room. A series of handsome closets with ma- 
hogany finish, ornamental glass doors, was made by the late Mr. E. 
Belo, and gradually filled with books, valuable now, and pre-emi- 
nently so in a day when books were few and expensive. 

The library wandered from one building to another as the space 
was needed for pupils; but at length it reached a secure haven in a 
large double room, well lighted and finished in Pompeiian red, on 
the second floor of South Hall, admirably suited to its purposes. 

Books were purchased by the school authorities from time to 
time, and the number increased, until now there are something over 
10,000 volumes in the regular library, besides many reference books, 
pamphlets, &c. Among some of the earlier valuable works we 
note sets of folio volumes on Ornithology, with finely colored life- 
size plates of birds by Charles Lucien Bonaparte and Alexander 
Wilson. The Botanical Department was well represented as early 
as 1821, with sets of Medical Botanies, with colored plates, by Jacob 
Bigelow, M. D. ; William Barton's American Flora, several rare 
volumes of the works of Michaux, the celebrated French botanist of 
1700, in Latin; Pursh's Flora, and various others, published in 

The Scientific Department has been largely re-inforced, all the 
departments being well represented, notably so in Travels, Histori- 

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cal Works, Biography, Poetry, Fiction, from the standard authors 
down to such books as " The Lady of the Decoration," " The Cir- 
cular Staircase," " The Little Brown Jug at Kildare," in which the 
Governors of North and South Carolina are travestied, " The Straw- 
berry Handkerchief," based on the famous handkerchief Othello 
gave to Desdemona in the long ago. The lover of the short story 
may be well entertained by the Mystery Tales of Poe, of Hawthorne, 
or of Kipling; the lover of the wildly picturesque by the works of 
Jack London, Gilbert Parker, Rex Beach, or Ernest Seton Thomp- 
son, &c. 

Books are given out on stated occasions to the college girls by 
the librarian, while the assistant librarian is in the Library every day 
from 8:00 o'clock a. m. to 2:30 p. m., ready to assist pupils in 
culling information from the open closets lining all the walls. 

There is also a Reading-room connected therewith, where 
newspapers and magazines are ready for use at all hours. The 
Library is a focal point in the College life, and its influence is felt 
in every department. You never go there without seeing scores of 
earnest workers, poring over immense cyclopedias or other refer- 
ence books for items concerning lessons or con-noting material for 
theses, essays and the like. 

The single closet of 1805 has grown to larger proportions, but 
we hope the day is coming when we shall have a handsome library 
building, with 20 times the number of books we now possess. 

E. A. Lehman. Librarian. 

— In October, Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler completed 31 years 
of work in Salem congregation, and the friends determined to sig- 
nalize the event by a lovefeast to which all of the members of the 
various sections of the congregations should be invited. A commit- 
had in charge ths decorations in the church, and with brilliant fall 
leaves, large chrysanthimums and choice late roses the pulpit was 
made like a veritable boquet. The ministers of the congregation 
were on the platform, and with prayer, with songs and with appro- 
priate addresses the hour was delightfully passed. It is seldom that 
a pastorate reaches the ripe period of thirty-one years, and all re- 
joiced in the happy occasion. 

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All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Acadkmy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— Some of our earlier Alumnae will remember Fannie Byrd, of 
Georgia, a very bright, intelligent girl, who has developed into a 
fine woman, stirring and energetic : we give some of her impres- 
sions of Costa Rica, where she spent some time, thinking they 
might interest our readers as they have interested us. Miss Maria 
Vogler has kindly furnished the following extract from her letters. 
She writes from Montezuma Mine, Costa Rica, Central America : 

"We arrived at Port Simon about 5 p. m., anchored off for 
the night, and steamed up to the wharf at 5 a. m. Until about 8 
a. m. we watched the loading of our steamer with bananas, to go 
back to Boston. This loading is done by steam, with the assistance 
of Jamaica negroes, who jabber continuously like monkeys. The 
rapidity with which they put in about 45,000 bunches in the hold 
was something marvellous. We walked around the little seaport, 
admiring the beautiful park till 10 o'clock, when our train started 
on its ascent to San Jose, first passing through miles of low banana 
plantations. This fruit is becoming their chief export here. 

" Passing up through the mountains reminded me of the trip 
from Laguayra to Caraccas, Venezuela, except that the mountains 
here are covered with rich foliage on the Atlantic side and a beauti- 
ful flora. The scenery is wild and rugged after the ascent begins, 
and the isolation is unbroken except an occasional publicito until 
you reach Cartago, which was formerly the capital, but was partially 
deserted after an earthquake which almost destroyed it. The people 
migrated to San Jose some miles distant. 

" We reached the latter city at 6 p. m., hied to the best hotel, 
which at best was not much. We exhausted three days and our- 
selves in doing the little city. I stumbled upon some interesting 
things, chief of which was a magnificent theatre, by far the hand- 
somest building in its interior I have ever seen. The marbles and 
bronzes were all brought from Europe, and the frescoing was done 

4696 The Academy. 

by experts from the same country. It is rated the third handsomest 
theatre in the world. 

On Sunday we went to the Military Mass in the Cathedral at 8 
8 a. m. , and listened to a band of 80 pieces, under the constant 
training of a music master from Berlin. At 9 a. m. we left on the 
train for Santo Domingo, a village on the descent towards the 
Pacific. We were a hungry set when we reached it at mid-day, but 
found an excellent breakfast. We were soon on horses, equipped 
for the 16 mile ride to Esparto. 

"The dust was indescribable, penetrating every pore. The 
water, being unhealthy, we could only moisten our parched lips and 
throats with mariones and oranges gathered by the wayside. 

At 6 p. m. our weary caravan espied Esparto, where a good 
dinner awaited us. After dinner we dragged ourselves to the canvas 
cots, which we surely appreciated. We were called in time for 
coffee at 6 a. m. , and then left by train for Barranca, arriving at 
that village of a few huts to find horses awaiting us for the 9 mile 
ride to the Montezuma Mine This was made ascending through 
beautiful scenery, the forest peopled with birds of brilliant plumage, 
monkeys, &c. As we turned a bend in the road I was the first to 
cry, " Eureka !" for the mining camp was before us at an altitude 
■of 3300 feet, so it is pleasant except in the sun at mid-day. We 
have a view of the Pacific port of Punto Arenas and the Gulf of 

"It is the present intention to make the return trip to New 
"York via that point down the Pacific coast to Panama, across the 
Isthmus to Colon, and thence to God's country, touching at Kings- 
ton, Jamaica, and probably at some other points. 

"Affectionately, yours, 

"F. W. Byrd." 

— One of the very sad occasions of the year thus f?.r was the 
•death of Mr. Colder B. Willingham at his home, Macon, Ga. He had 
been ill for some time but no immediate fears were entertained until 
a few hours before his death. The message was received tor Misses 
Camille and Edith to come home, and although they left on the 
next train they were too late to see their dear father alive. The 
sincere sympathy of the many friends here in Winston Salem goes 
out to the bereaved family. 

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Ciie /Monti) m tje g>d)ool. 

— Mr. Karl Jensen lectured in the school chapel Oct. 24, under 
the auspices of the Salem Boys' School. 

— Mrs. Minnie Fagg Malloy, of Asheville, has moved to Salem 
for the winter. Her son Fagg will become a pupil of the Salem 
Boys' School. 

— During the summer and autumn a committee has had under 
consideration the revision of the rules of Salem congregation, in or- 
der that the needs of the growing membership may be adequatelv 
met. The number of names on the list of the entire congregation 
now exceeds two thousand, and the future seems to be still brighter. 
Not only is our section and town growing in population and in- 
fluence, but the Church is keeping pace with town and section. 
The changed rules were passed Oct. 29. 

— A red letter day is Founders' Day, Oct. 31, that is it is a red 
letter day if the weather permits. Days before the 31st arrived 
there were anxious faces cast skyward, and the weather predictions 
were scanned most carefully. As is so often the case the weather 
was in our favor, and the day dawned an ideal one. The cars were 
in front of the college on time, and the merry and jolly company 
was soon on the way to the Park. Soon after the arrival of the 
company it appeared that something must have happened since the 
students were nowhere to be seen, save in the case of small groups 
here and there. But the noise arising from the large skating rink 
soon explained the matter, and hence no uneasiness was felt. The 
Fall leaves were in their glory, and the forests were soon filled with 
parties wandering among the rich brown leaves on the ground, and 
admiring the many colors on the trees. But when the great gong 
sounded the lunch hour all things became secondary, even the 
skating rink. And the lunch! How can we describe it? Well, 
we will not attempt it. You will have to be present to appreciate 
the scene. All passed happily with the lunch, with the afternoon, 
and as the company just as happy as it had been in the morning, 
found its way back to college, a steaming hot oyster supper awaited 
them, and this put them in good trim for the moving pictures in the 

4698 The Academy. 

chapel at night. Mr. Sigg, assisted by Mr. White, had everything 
in readiness, and the fun of the evening was great. Mr. Sigg, by 
the way, is something of a Santa Claus on this particular day, for it 
is he that gives the girls the cars for a ride, and he arranges for the 
pleasures of the moving pictures at night. To him and to the Fries 
Manufacturing and Power Co. for the use of Nissen Park, we extend 
our thanks by a rising vote. It was a great day, and put every one 
in better trim for the work of the following^days]and weeks. 

— The following is from the Social Column of the Winston- 
Salem Sentinel, and was written by the Salem correspondent of that 
paper : 

" Xo more appreciative audience ever greeted performers than 
that of last Thursday night, Dec. 10th, in Pine Chapel, at South- 
side Cotton Mil', when Miss Brushingham and Prof. Shirley and the 
Glee Club of Salem Academy and College gave the fourth annual 
concert for the people of that community. 

"The Glee Club is composed of Misses Crowell, Annie May 
Corbett, Nonie Garrington, Lura Garner, Rena Brown, Reba Du 
May, Maujer Mosely, Dicie Howell, Mary Bondurant, Ruth Brink- 
ley, Beulah Peters, Gretchen Clement, Katherine Lane, Hattie 
Reichard, Allen Thompson, Mildred Kaufman, Dora Campbell, 
Bettie Russ, Annie Lee Wynne, Martha Allen, Marjorie Roth, 
Helen Haynes, Evelyn Wood, Raymond Ansley, Emma Purvis, 
Anabel Jaeckel, with Miss Brushingham as director. Misses Jack- 
son and McNair also kindly assisted in the programme with their 
splendid piano solos. 

" In addition to the other courtesies of the evening Mr. R. J. 
Bowen very kindly loaned and sent out a fine Dayton piano for the 

"Prof. Shirley announced the program, the first number of 
which was 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat.' by the Glee Club, with 
Miss Roth as accompanist. The next was a reading by Miss Nonie 
Carrington, 'The Lonesome Little Eoy ' and 'Johnny's First Day 
at school ;' these were charming, as are all Miss Carrington' s read- 
ings. Miss Brushingham sang, in a captivating manner, ' A Japan- 
ese Love Song,' which so delighted the crowded house she kindly 
responded with an equally fetching selection, ' She is Queer." 

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Then came Miss Jackson's piano solo, 'McDowell's Concerto,' 
was also encored heartily, to which she too responded graciously. 

"Another number by the Glee Club, "Drink to Me Only' 
and 'The Quilting Party,' the latter delightfully bright and catchy, 
were rendered. Miss Kate Hawe 3 ' reading, ' Tildy Ann,' was 
splendid, irresistably amusing, and pleased the audience immeasure- 

" The'n came a vocal solo, 'The Swallows,' by Miss Allen 
Thompson. Miss Thompson has a good voice and sang well. 
Liszt's 'Second Rhapsody' was played by Miss Minnie McNair in 
such a captivating manner that she had to respond to prolonged 
applause, and the encore was so charmingly rollicking it was diffi- 
cult that feet were kept still. 

" Here the Glee Club proved that it had been rightly named, 
for no other word 'could describe their way of singing 'Solomon 
Levi * and ' Polly Wolly Doodle All Day ' than gleefully. The 
latter brought down the house and had to be repeated, Miss Brush- 
ingham singing the solo parts. After this, Miss Mildred Kaufman 
sang a solo, 'The May Morning, which was quite pretty. " On a 
Railway Train' was the title of Miss Martha Hudson's reading, 
which was fully appreciated likewise. 

" Then came a treat when Prof. Shirley played a selection from 
' Martha ; this was indeed fine, bringing forth round after round of 
applause, which the Professor acknowledged by playing as an en- 
core, ' Military Polonaise. ' 

" The last numbers on this well selected program were, 'A Stein 
Song" and ' Good Night, Ladies,' by the Glee Club. 

In thanking Prof. Shirley and the young ladies for so kindly 
coming out to give his Sunday School and their friends this pleas- 
ure, Mr. C. E. Crist assured them they did not realize the good 
they had really done ; these young people seldom have an opportu- 
nity to hear such entertainments as this, which was an actual uplift 
to them — a help to the formation of ideals. 

" Mr. Crist has been working among the cotton mill people for 
twelve years ; for a long time facing many odds and discourage- 
ments ; now, however, he has succeeded in building up a flourishing 
Sunday School, and, quite lately, a public school has been attached 
to the chapel." 

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— Mr. Jahnke returned to Salem after a three months' visit to 
Pennsylvania, to Dakota, and to Texas. A wide scope of territory 
and yet at every point he found Salem pupils, a testimony to the 
wide spread influence of the school. 

— Shaffner's Drug Store recently sent a very handsome blotter 
to each member of the school, both teachers and students. The 
blotter has a celluloid top, with a handsome holiday design, and 
the student's name engrossed on the surface. The little souvenir is 
very attractive. 

— One of our local photographers was very successful in making 
a negative of a daisy chain last summer on the Commencement oc- 
casion. Every member of the class should have one. We do not 
know what is the price of these photos, but if any members wish 
to secure a copy The Academy will be pleased to assist them in 
doing so. 

— A number of the business houses in Winston-Salem have 
placed very attractive banners and sofa pillows on sale. Some have 
the college colors on the banner, and the one word "Salem." 
Others have designs of basket ball, dog mascot, and so on. These 
all form attractive Christmas presents, and will, no doubt, be largely 
sold both before and after Christmas. 

— The reception tendered the Faculty by the two Literary 
Societies on Saturday, Dec. 12, was one of the most pleasant occa- 
sions of the year thus far. The reception was held in the new 
gymnasium. The hall had been very elaborately decorated with 
evergreens, Christmas bells, &c. , and at one end was a tall Christ- 
mas tree, reaching even to the rafters of the large room. When the 
hour arrived a number of members of the two societies acted as 
hostesses, and gracefully welcomed the visitors. In addition to the 

Faculty a few guests from the town were present, and shared the 
hospitality of the young ladies. Soon after the arrival of the visitors 
a number of souvenirs were distributed, which in not a few cases 
were decidedly appropriate. Then followed conversation and a 
jolly good time, and still later delightful refreshments were served, 
after which an hour was spent in continued social pleasures, and, 
finally, all departed, regretting that so delightful an evening was so 
brief, and declaring that the occasion was one which was enjoyed by 
all, to those who entertained and to those who were entertained. 

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The Vesper Services. 

The change of the Vesper Services from the Chapel to Memo- 
rial Hall was undoutedly a wise thing to do. The general care of 
the services, so far as the comfort of the visitors is concerned, has 
been given to a company of young men from the Men's League, 
and they not only look after the courtesies of the occasion but they 
also study and plan with the President to make the occasions as 
successful as possible. The music is in charge of Prof. Shirley and 
Miss Brushingham, and right well have they performed their part. 
The selection of the speakers and other details are in the hands of 
the several room companies as was the case last year. 

Thus far the services have been held about each second week, 
about half of the time the general service being used, and Tie re- 
mainder the Advent and Christmas service. The speaker have 
been earnest workers from the community, both ministers an 1 lay- 
men. The public are made welcome, though no effort is made to 
attract visitors. The last Sunday the hall was full, showing that 
many enjoy the fine music, the scripture readings, and stirring but 
brief addresses. We hope the Vesper Services will be a blessing to 
both students and visiting friends. 

— There is seldom a happier day in the history of the year than 
is Thanksgiving Day. This year it was specially happy and bright 
because of the ball games, which we have described fully elsewhere. 
But the spirit of the day is so fully developed and so fully appre- 
ciated that it stands as a red-letter day. It is needless to try to 
deny that the dinner is one of the chief events. It is equally true 
that hardly ever does a dinner taste as good as does the Thanks- 
giving dinner. The turkeys are so nicely browned, the celery is so 
crisp, the spiced peaches are so altogether satisfactory, and the 
mince pie is just suited to the festive occasion. Yes, Thanksgiving 
Day is a delightful event in the history of the year. 

— The little Christmas tree, with its many bright lights, which 
stood on the platform during the last Vesper Service was a very 
appropriate feature, and was a genuine foretaste of the Christmas 
season itself. 

4702 The Academy 

— The Bell Telephone Company has erected a new and hand- 
some structure for its headquarters in our city, and is at the present 
time taking out the old instruments and replacing them with the 
new models. This is a decided step forward in the line of progress 
and one greatly appreciated by the public. 

— The many friends of Miss Sallie Vest will be pained to learn 
that she was obliged to submit to a severe surgical operation the 
middle of December, and they will also be glad to learn that thus 
far she has rallied from the effects, and we hope early in the new 
year she will be fully restored to health and strength. 

— The chapel service on the last day of the term was one of the 
most enjoyable occasions of the year of the morning prayers. The 
singing of the vesper choir was strong and fine, and the entire 
school took up the spirit, and joined in the worship. Miss Rrush- 
ingham deserves great credit for all that she has done for the general 
vocal work of the school year thus far. 

— The custom of reading " Marleys Ghost" just before Christ- 
mas has been observed for more than twenty years, and still it 
always draws a large company of the students. This year it required 
three evenings to complete the story, and the views were shown with 
the electric lantern. A writer has said that while this happy story 
of Dickens may not carry with it any great moral lesson, it does 
contain more clear-cut Christmas spirit than anything which has 
been written in the English language. 

— The evening before the students left for their homes for the 
Christmas holidays the Glee Club did a very graceful thing which 
gave pleasure to many, and at the same time reflected credit upon 
the work of the Club. According; to the custom of manv of the 
larger colleges north, the Club serenaded their fellow students with 
a very enjoyable program of song. Gathering in a circle on Church 
street, immediately beneath the electric light, they sang first a num- 
ber of sacred Christmas songs, and then rendered several jolly holi- 
day selections. At the conclusion of each number applause could 
be heard from various points around the square, and the serenade 
was greatly enjoyed by ail who heard the music. 

The Academy. 4703 

— The Young People's Meetings are held as in the past in the 
Home church, and the sight of these nearly rive hundred young 
persons is indeed inspiring. Bishop Rondtdaler will continue to 
conduct these services, which are not only interesting but instructive. 

— The first meeting of the College Trustees was held in Trustee 
Room Dec. 16, and on the following day the Trustees of Clemmons 
School met at the same place. The first Faculty meeting was held 
Dec. 15, and the first student's meeting was that of the Junior Class 
officers a few days before. 

— Many of the visitors to Winston-Salem give themselves the 
pleasure of a trip to the roof of the Masonic Temple, and enjoy the 
magnificent view which it affords. It is said that aside from the 
the views obtained from the mountain tops north and west of us this 
view is the finest in our section of country. 

— Five cars of coke were delivered to the school the early part 
of December, and thus the cold weeks which are before us are pro- 
vided for. The use of coke has become popular because this fuel is 
free from smoke and dust, and the heat is probablv the most satis- 
factory of any fuel thus far used in the history of the school. 

— The annual lovefeast for all who are engaged in the service 
of the church was held in the Home church early in December, and 
was largely attended. A number were present from the college. 
This service carries with it not only a spirit of fraternal intercourse, 
but it serves to encourage the workers of the Church in that it shows 
how large is the number of those who are engaged in church work 
of one kind or another. 

— The presentation of the bronze tablets to the Historical So- 
ciety by the Daughters of the American Revolution to be placed on 
the old Butner Hotel, where President Washington stayed, was an 
interesting and important ceremony. The procession was formed 
in the square in front of the Academy and, preceded by the Salem 
Band, marched to the hotel where the exercises were held. A full 
account appeared in the papers of the city the next morning, and 
the history of the hotel was read at the meeting of the Wachovia 
Historical Society in the evening. This paper, written and read by 
Mr. W. S. Pfohl, was not only interesting but is a distinct and val- 
uable contribution to the history of the town. 

4704 The Academy. 

— On the evening of the 18th, just after dark, a "sky traveller' ' 
was seen passing over the town. It was supposed to be a balloon 
sent up by some sportive youths, but as the speed was so great and 
its height from the earth so uniform, some one suggested that it may 
have been one of the air ships which are now passing back and forth 
over different sections of our land. 

— Thefnew building of the Young Men's Christian Association 
in Winston-Salem has been completed, and is becoming a great 
center of influence and power among the young men of the city, and 
indirectly upon many others. The building is one of the best equip- 
ped in the land, and its advantages are being appreciated by those 
who need such a home. There are many occasions which attract 
the members and the public in general, such as lectures, athletic 
contests, and so on. 

— Marked progress has been made by the Young Women's 
Christian Association, which has its rooms on Main street. We are 
specially interested in this organization because Miss Garrison gives 
regular time to the instruction in physical culture, and this has had 
its good effect upon the work. In this connection we may remark 
that Miss Stewart has in charge the Science Department in the 
Salem Boys' School, and thus our college strives to make its in- 
fluence as far reaching as possible. 

— The class in Philosophy have been greatly interested in the 
study of the pro-Socratic period. The theories of the various earlier 
schools seem to be comprehended with a fair degree of ease, but it 
is not so easy to make the active practical American girl accept the 
same theories. For instance, the Sophists did not succeed in con- 
vincing the Senior that there was no such thing as motion, and it 
was equally futile to attempt to convince the same active young 
women that there was no such thing as universality of existence, and 
still less successful was the effort to convince them that there is no 
real material existence. One energetic member declared that she 
existed, that she existed regularly and all the time, and she knew 
she moved ! The class as a whole was inclined to think that the 
statement was correct. After the Christmas holidays the study will 
be in the Socratic period, and the way will seem a little more natural. 

The Academy. 4705 

— Another venerable tree in the small number of giant syco- 
roiores has been removed. These great trees have evidently com 
pleted their natural life, and are thus passing away, though it seems 
th at a small insect is hastening the end. Whatever the cause it is 
a matter of great regret to see these grand old trees thus pass away. 

— The first Students' Recital of the year was held Dec. 3d, and 
was greatly enjoyed by the regular school audience, together with 
a number of invited friends. The following was the program : 

Piano Solo. Valse in C sharp minor Chopin 

Miss Lucy Jarman. 

Reading. A Morning Call. 

Miss Katie Hawes. 

.Song. The Swallows Cow en 

Miss Allen Thompson. 

Reading. One, Two, Three B?(?mer 

Miss Marguerite Stanton. 

Piano Solo. Venetienne. 4th Barcarolle. Godard 
Miss Hattie Reichardt. 

.'Songs, a. Under the Rose Fisher 

b. His Lullaby Bond 

Miss Rena Brown. 

Scene. " When Angry Count a Hundred " 

Characters : 

Miss Rosewarne — Miss Nonie Carrington. 
Mr. Alfred Ames — Miss Kathrina Lane. 
They are seated at table, the hostess not know- 
ing they are not on speaking terms. 

•Song. May Morning Mauney 

Miss Mildred Kaufman. 

Piano Solo. Cantique d' Amour Liszt 

Miss Lura Garner. 

Reading. An Episode on the Train. 
Miss Martha- Hudson. 

4706 The Academy. 

— A number of the teachers and students went to Greensboro 
recently, and witnessed a play given in the State Normal College. 

— Shaffner's Drug Store is always patriotic in connection with 
any college occasion. During the recent games the windows were 
effectively decorated with the colors of both Greensboro and Salem. 
The school appreciates the interest. 

— The beautiful weather middle of December gave abundant 
opportunity for outdoor exercise, and our girls took every chance 
offered, and their radiant faces and elastic walk show the beneficial 
effects of Nature's great tonic — fresh air. 

— The comfortable and handsome chairs in the new Trustee 
room were made by the Forsyth Furniture Factory, Winston-Salem, 
and are a credit to our community. The table, also a handsome 
piece of furniture, is a product of a Chattanooga factory. 

— The interest in the results of the Presidential elections was 
very great, while the voting was in progress, and when the result 
was finally announced the two expressions were very marked, show- 
ing that a strong feeling exists in the development of current politics. 

— The visit of the Rev. Jonathan Reinke, from Kingston, Ja- 
maica, was an interesting event. Mr. Reinke is the pastor of the 
Moravian church in that city, and, during the earthquake which 
visited Jamaica a year and mor^ ago, not only lost his church build- 
ing but also had a very narrow escape of his own life. He was col- 
lecting funds to rebuild this church, and he gave most thrilling des- 
criptions of the earthquake, and illustrated the same with graphic 
stereopticon pictures. Mr. Reinke was made happy by a handsome 
donation from the Southern Province. 

— We were very sorry to have missed the visit of the Synod to 
the college buildings and grounds. The visit was fixed for a certain 
hour, which was later necessarily used for constitutional work, and 
there was no further opportunity offered. The students had made 
the rooms, halls and grounds very attractive, and the visitors would 
have been very welcome. However, during several of the recesses 
some of the delegates were able to take advantage of the invitation. 

I'll •; CADEMY 4707 




New Gymnasuim used for the first time. 

New Post Office in Main Hall opened. 

Bishop Grieder, of St. Thomas, left for the West Indies. 

Dr. Clewell visits Colleges for Women, in North and South 

Program of meeting of College Presidents in Salem published. 

Festival Chorus Concert. 

Col. Fries delivers lecture on Egypt. 

Class 1902, presents mahoghany Reading Desk and Pedestal to 
Memorial Hall. 

Concert at Pine Chapel. 

Broomwell-Reed Concert in College. 

Knights of Pythias public meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Death of Miss Cassandra Vaughn. 


Senior Chaperons appsinted from members of the Class. 

Meeting of College Presidents. Twenty-one Colleges repre- 
sented. Public Meeting Tuesday Night. Reception on 
same evening. Automobile ride Wednesday. Grand Con- 
cert Wednesday. Basket Ball game, Juniors vs. Seniors. 
Dr. Clewell retiring President, Dr. Johnson incoming 

Greensboro Basket Ball Team defeats Salem, in Greensboro, 
by a score of 5 to 4. 

Concert, Salem Band. 

Trees planted iu Square. 

Japanese sale by Seniors. 

Twelve orange trees planted. 

Bishop and Mrs. Hamilton visit Salem. 

Supt. Speas has class in Pedagogy and Normal work. 

Juniors place brass railing in Memorial Hall, front of platform. 

Ivy planted by Seniors. 

4708 The Academy. 

Death of Professor Alexander Meinung. 

Death of Bishop Levering, in Bethlehem, Pa. 

Miss Lollie Smith fatally burned in her home. 

Class 1906 presented Granite Stepc to Memorial Hall, east. 


Commencement, Friday, May 20-25. 

Music Festival. Friday, general program. Soloists from 


Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, Sopranno. 

Mr. John Young, Tenor. 

Mr. Frederick Martin, Bass. 

Saturday, Handel's "Messiah." 

Monday, general program. 
Alumnae Meeting, Monday afternoon. Speaker. Presi- 
dent Finley, of the Southern Railway. 
Art Exhibit in South Hall. 
Senior Class Occasions. 

Saturday Afternoon, Class Exercises, Memorial Hall. 

Sunday, Baccaulaureate Sermon, by Rt. Rev. J. T. 
Hamilton, D. D. 

Monday Morning, Class Tree Planting. 

Tuesday Morning, Commencement. Address by 
President Louis Poteat, LL. D. , Wake Forest 
Occosions before Commencement. 
Senior and junior Picnics. 

Graduating Recital, Miss Elizabeth Ramsey, April 28th. 
Glee Club, May 11th. 

Graduating Recital, Miss Willie Middleton, May 14th. 
Normal Class Examinations, May 15th-16th. 
Grand Goncert, May 15th. 

Graduating Organ Recital, Miss Shipley, May 18th. 
Graduating Recital, Misses Johnson and Thorp, May 20th. 
Reception to Seniors, at home of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell, 

May 20th. 
Class Annual published May 11th. 
Gift of Graduating Class, Granite Pedestal. 

During the Summer. 

Celebration of July 4th. 

At night the religious services were held on the Campus on the 

clear Sundays. 
Band Concerts each week on the Campus. 

The Academy. 4709 

September and October. 

New names given to the first four years. Preparatory Depart- 
ment changed to ' ' Academy ' ' and the classes named 
"Academy A, Academy B, Academy C, and Sub Fresh- 

New Teachers — Miss Brushingham, Miss Grace Siewers, Miss 
Milburn and Miss Jessup. 

Dr. J. F. Shaffner's, Sr. , death occurred. 

Saturday was changed to recitation day, and Monday became 
free day. 

Society Hall painted white. 

Goose party in September. 

Two general lectures on Shakespeare. 

Rev. and Mrs. Hagen, of Lititz, Pa., visited Salem. 

Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler visited Salem in the Summer. 

Confederate Veterans met in Winston-Salem. 

Miss Fannie Brooke went to Columbia, to study. 

Mrs. M. Mott died while on a visit to Winston-Salem. 

First holiday, Sept. 19th. 

New tables for new Junior Class Room. 

Mrs. D. M. Clewell, nearly 94 years of age passed away on 
Oct. 16th. 

Founders Day celebration Oct. 31st. 


Bishop Rondthaler closes his pastorate in the Home Church, 

and Rev. J. K. Pfohl succeeds him. 
Synod met Nov. 17th to 20th. New Board of Trustees of 11 

members elected for Salem Academy and College. 

New Trustee Room arranged in Main Hall. 

Basket Ball games. Thanksgiving between classes. Following 
Monday with Greensboro Female College. Score 11 to 10 
in favor of Salem. 

Vesper Services in Memorial Hall, specially interesting and im- 
Memorial Tablets placed on old Hotel. 
Reception to Faculty by Student body in December. 
Reading Marley's Ghost. 
Recitations close Dec. 18th. 

4710 The Academy. 

$n EtQljter Vein. 

Strange " Can't." 

You can't cure a ham with a hammer, 
You can't weigh a giam with a grammar, 

Mend socks with a socket, 

Build docks with a docket, 
Nor gather up clams with a clamor. 

You can't pick locks with a pickle, 
You can't cure the sick with a sickle, 

Pluck figs with a figment, 

Drive pigs with a pigment, 
Nor make a watch tick with a ticket. 

You can't make a mate of a mater, 
You can't get a crate with a crater, 

Catch moles with a molar, 

Bake rolls with a roller, 
But you can get a wait from a waiter. 

You can't raise crops with a cropper, 

You can't shave your chops with a chopper, 

Bake nao-os with a nagger, 

Shoot stags with a stagger, 
Nor pop to a girl with a popper. 

Sure Of It. 

A certain school teacher gave her pupils a realistic description 
of a blacksmith as a preface to Longfello v's poem. 

"Now, children, we are going to learn a poem about some- 
body who works hard. His face is black with soot, and he wears a 
dark, black apron. He has a fire that glows red. And when he 
puts anything into this fire he pounds it with a great hammer and 
makes the sparks fly. Now, who can tell me whom I am des- 

A little maid, who had listened to these vivid details with eyes 
twice their natural size, sprang to her feet, and said, in an awed 
whisper ; 

"The devil !" 

The Academy 4711 

What is There in a Name ? 

One evening at a dinner a lady who had a reputation of being 
the most inveterate "kicker" at the hotel, asked the waiter why 
the dessert served her was called " ice cream pudding." 

" If you don't like it, ma'am, I can bring you something else," 
the negro politely replied. 

" O, it 's very nice, indeed," said the lady. " The name is all 
I object to. If they call it ice cream pudding they should serve ice 
cream with it." 

" Well, ma'am," replied the waiter, " that's just our name for 
it. Lot's of things called that way. You don't get no cottage with 
a cotttage pudding." 


Norfleet— Willingham. — On October 21. 1908. in Macon, Georgia, 
Mr. Marmaduke Willians Norfleet, of Winston Salem. N. C, to Miss 
Ruth B. Willingham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Willingham, of 
Macon, Ga. 

Hege— McCandless.— In Salisbury, N. C. Mr. J. D. Hege to Miss 
Kate McCandless. 

England— Young.— On October 28, 1908, in Little Rock, Ark., Mr. 
Shelly England to Miss Lita Young. 

Banks— Hughes.— On October 2Sth, 1908, in Elizabeth City, N. C, 
Mr. Harry Earle Banks to Miss Anna Belle Hughes. 

Daniel— Bryant. -- On November it. 1908, in Washington. N. C, Mr. 
Erasmus A Daniel, Jr., to Miss N.jkfleet Martinez Bryant. 

Penn— Hairston.— On November 18, 190S, at Wenonda, Virginia, Mr. 
Edwin G. Penn to Miss Laura Hughes Hairston. 

Old — Hanes. — On November 11, 1908, in Centenary M. E- CRurch, 
Winston-Salem, N. C, Mr. Willi m Thomas Old to Miss Margarette, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pleasaut H. Hanes. 

McLeod— Daniel.— On November 15, 190S, Mr. William R. McLeod, 
of Valdosta, Ga., to Miss Aileen Daniel, of August^, Ga. 

Porter — Petty. — In the Moravian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on 
November 12, 1908, Mr. Horace W. Porter to Miss Rachel Petty, for- 
merly of this place. 

Cummings — Walker. — In Reidsville, N. C, on November 18th, 190S, 
Mr. Bayard Scales Cummings to Miss Annie Walker. 


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Vol. 32. Winston-Salem, N. C, January, 1909, No. 276= 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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Diogenes, our Mascot, is a very handsome bird, — 

And his repute for Wisdom is the finest ever heard : 

Since the day when Jove's bad headache was cured by Vulcan's axe, 

And the Owl stood by Minerva, an authenticated fact, 

This bird has stood for Wisdom, so, we can well opine, 

That he's the very Mascot for the Class of 1909. 

Diogenes, the cynic, we are told, lived in a tub, — 

And spent his time in looking 'round for somebody to snub : — 

Now, our Diogenes, 'tis true, is very much that way, 

And, naturally, would do the same, if he could have his say. 

His temper is the very worst that Mascot ever had, 

For the way he bites and scratches is truly very bad, 

But he's strong and energetic and will surely make his mark, 

If it is only on his cage door when he's shut up in the dark. 

The Class of 1909 has set its standard high. 

And it will stop at nothing, or know the reason why : 

The Class is large in numbers, — its members, too, are tall, 

From first to last there's nothing about them that is small : 

They're large-hearted, too, and generous, — they'll help you every 

And the way they tackle hard things is really very fine. 
At Basket Ball or Tennis they are simply out of sight. 
Whenever you mention Seniors you can say: "Whv, they're all 


4714 The Academy. 

Their record is a fine one, they are never known to fail, 

They are stubborn, like their Mascot, and their jokes are never 

They're not afraid to meet you, they can look you in the eye, 
Like Diogenes: their Mascot, they are never very shy. 
His look would seem to ask you, "Have you found an honest 

Like his namesake in old Athens he is doubtful if you can ; 
His lantern, too, is ^ old style" he wants electric light, 
In all things he is modern, even in turning day to night. 

His head turns on a pivot, — he can look on every side, 

But, if you're too inquisitive, you had better stand aside. 

He knows his rights and holds them with a tenacious claw, 

He's like the Medes and Persians, whose strong point was their law, 

But his wisdom is undoubted, and the Class of 1909 

Will stand close by their Mascot, and win out every time. 



The following article, taken from the Winston-Salem Journal, 
will explain itself, without comment on the part of The Academy : 

" An announcement that is of considerable importance to the 
■college world was made by Dr. John H. Clewell, president of Salem 
Academy and College, in the College chapel yesterday morning. 
The announcement was that by mutual understanding the two soror- 
ities now existing in the College would go out of existence at the 
close of the College year. This action was the result of a request 
by the Board of Trustees, voluntarily granted by the members of 
the Sororities. The request was made on the grounds that the ideas 
underlying the sororities were not in accord with the underlying 
principles of the College. The following, which is self-explanatory, 
is the announcement read by Dr. Clewell : 

" ' To the Faculty and Students of Salem Academy and College : 
" ' Four years ago, in March, there was organized in the College 
-a Greek Letter Sorority, and some time later a second Sorority was 
organized. Every reasonable encouragement was given to these 
organizations, and they in turn made every reasonable effort to live 
in harmony with the College authorities. 

The Academy 4715 

" ' In time, however, it appeared with increasing clearness that 
a restricted secret organization carried with it in its very fundamen- 
tal principle an injury in certain particulars to the underlying prin- 
ciple governing the College. This was found to be true especially 
in the manner in which the patrons in many instances looked upon 
the organizations, and also in the unhappy results within the College, 
because distinctions were apparently introduced where it seemed 
important that distinctions should be minimized or even eliminated. 
Other causes for uneasiness were apparent in vhat followed this fun- 
damental difference between the underlying principles of the meth- 
ods of the College as compared with the methods of the Sororities. 

" ' During the past months these matters were studied with 
special care by those in authority, and as a result of these confer- 
ences, at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees, the following 
resolution was passed : 

" ' " Resolved, That the president be instructed to confer with 
the Sororities in regard to the difficulties which have arisen in the 
College because of their presence, and ask them in what way they 
may be discontinued without injury to themselves or the school." 

M ' Accordingly a conference was held with the two Sororities, 
present members, members who reside in town but no longer con- 
nected with the school, and pledged members. With the president 
of the College were two other members of the Board of Trustees, 
and, after a full discussion of the situation, the following resolution 
was submitted to the joint meeting of the two Sororities with the 
representatives of the Trustees and President, and was passed by 
the members of the Sororities ; 

" ' " Resolved, That as in the past we have always tried to co- 
operate with the Faculty and Trustees, and as they now think our 
remaining detrimental to the general welfare of Salem Academy and 
College, we, in accordance with their wish to disband, will no longer 
continue after May, 1009. 

" ' " Gamma Chapter, Phi Mu Sorority. 

" ' " Beta Chapter, Alpha Delta Phi Sorority. 

'• ' All questions of property and investments will be equftably 

4716 The Academy. 

" ' Having communicated the above resolutions to the College, 
at the request of the two Sororities, it is right and proper that one 
or two statements be made in order that there may be no misunder- 

" ' One of these statements is that the request contained in the 
first resolution was made because those in authority felt certain that 
the College has at this time, and in the future would have, its inter- 
ests compromised. They further felt that if the matter was fully 
presented to the members of the Sororities, the latter, at the request 
of the Trustees would arrange, at the right and proper time, to 
bring the organization of the Sororities in our College to a close. 

"'The request was courteously and respectfully made, and 
with equal courtesy and lespect the request was granted. 

' ' ' In view of the above facts I desire, as the executive head of 
the College tc acknowledge the praiseworthy spirit which actuated 
the members of the two Sororities to respond to the request of the 
Trustees, and I further request the Faculty and student body to 
endeavor in every way to show its admiration and appreciation of 
the manner in which this to them, painful and difficult step was 
taken. I furthermore suggest that discussion of the subject be 
refrained from, lest what has thus far been done on a high and con- 
siderate plane may, by unwise or unkind remark, be followed by 
words which will carry with them later sorrow and regret. If the 
College will comply with these requests the difficult chapter will be 
closed without a painful sequel. 

" ' Having formally announced the two resolutions to the stu- 
dent body, and having acknowledged to the Sorority members my 
appreciation of the courtesy which they have shown me in the nego- 
tiations, as well as the admirable manner in which they responded 
to the request of the Trustees, I desire to say that from the present 
time till the close of the College year both Sororities will continue 
meetings and other functions, with the full support of the College as 
in the past. 

" ' The request of the Trustees was not made without due con- 
sideration of all the facts and tendencies in regard to the. proposed 
step. The point of view of the student body, of the Faculty, of the 
Trustees, and of the Sorority members themselves, was carefully 

The Academy 4717 

considered before the request was made ; and a perfect understand- 
ing with all parties concerned was assured before any agreement 
was reached. The importance of the question to the school made it 
necessary that no step should be taken unwisely, and the harmoni- 
ous settlement of the question is a credit to all concerned. Though 
the members were loyal to their Sororities, still they yielded to the 
request of the Trustees with good grace and with no resentment. 
Throughout the whole of the discussion the attitude of the student 
body has been that of sympathetic interest.' " 

The above article was written by a representative of theJo?tma/, 
who is himself a member of a Greek Letter Society of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, and the two other members of the Board of 
Trustees, who accompanied the President on the occasion of the 
conference, are also Greek Letter Fraternity men. This was so 
arranged that the greatest confidence might be secured. The Jour- 
nal reporter speaks editorially, in the same issue, as follows : 


" The question of fraternities and sororities in colleges through- 
out the land has long been a subject of much strife and ill-feeling in 
almost every instance in which the matter has been discussed. The 
question as to whether or not fraternities and sororities are detri- 
mental to the welfare of a school is one that has not been settled. 
There are always arguments for both sides in the ordinary college, 
and the discussion of the question often brings on a great deal of 

"The admirable manner in which the trustees, faculty, student 
body and sorority members of Salem Academy and College have 
handled the matter is a true index to the spirit of harmony prevail- 
ing in that institution. The trustees of many institutions demand a 
measure that they deem advisable. In many cases the students 
rebel, and the results of the accompanying discord are often disas- 
trous to the welfare of the school or college. The sorority situation 
at Salem is a departure from the usual disposal of such questions, 
the entire college is to be congratulated on such a spirit. 

"Not a little of the credit, however, belongs to Dr. Clewell, 
the president of the College. As the chief executive of the college, 
he was the go-between of the Trustees and the Sorority members. 
Obviously, this is a situation requiring the utmost sympathy and 
tact on the part of an intermediary. The result, therefore, is a 
tribute to Dr. Clewell' s management of a critical situation." 

4718 The Academy 



All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— The following letter has been handed us by Miss Maria 
Vogler, who adds a note to the letter, stating that the writer of the 
letter is the oldest son of the deceased, and one of four children. 
One of these was a beautiful daughter, who died of consumption 
several years ago. The home of the deceased was in Mississippi 
when she was a pupil in the Academy. The following is the letter : 

" My dear Miss Vogler: — God called our dear mother to 
heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 13th. I have heard her talk of you and 
the dear old school so often, especially during the past few years, 
since she has been getting the school paper, The Academy, so I 
thought I would write you. 

"Her name, as you knew her, was Ann Eliza Barr. She 
married S. R. Oglesby, who survives her, and lives in Hope, Ark. 

"With kindest regards to you, I am, 

" Yours, sincerely, 

Lewisville, Ark. " Micajah Oglesby." 

— We quote a few lines from the letter of an esteemed friend in 
Texas : 

" Please let me know if my subscription to The Academy has 
expired. I do not wish to miss a single number. Although the 
names are nearly all strange, I look eagerly over each one, hoping 
to see some dear name from the ' long ago.' 

"Mrs. Marshall, (Valesca Steffan), has a lovely family of three 
little girls. Mrs. P. S. Grogan, nee Lee Beckham, has one dear 
little girl, seven years old. She is at school, and is a very intelli- 
gent child. She often speaks of the time when she will go to Salem. 
With warmest regards to Mrs. Clewell and yourself, I am, 

" Sincerely yours, 

Hearne, Texas. " Mis. T. C. Westbrook. 

— " I am really ashamed of myself in waiting at this late day in 
sending my subscription for The Academy, but it guess it was 

The Academy 4719 

neglect more than anything else, but hope I am not too late getting 
the paper, for I always enjoy it so much. 

" I have also been waiting to write and thank Dr. Clewell for 
the lovely portfolio of the dear old S. A. and C. How I did enjoy 
looking at the pictures. 

I often think of my school days there, and the girls of my 
Class (1900). How we are all scattered about, and so many already 
called up higher ! 

" I shall look forward for the next issue of The Academy, and 
am so sorry I have neglected this so long. 

" With love and kindest regards to Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler, 
Dr. and Mrs. Clewell and Miss Lehman, and much success to the 
dear old school. 
Northumberland, Pa. "Mrs. Margaret Keith Mickey." 

— The " Hare and Hound " Chase during the Christmas recess 
was one of the most enjoyable events of the holidays. Those 
acquainted with the sport will know that it is, to say the least, very 
strenuous, but we have never had the slightest ill effect in the case 
of a single student. On the day in question the "Hares" were 
Prof. Shirley, Prof. Clarence Clewell, of Lehigh University, Misses 
Zenor and Palmer, William Shirley and Aubrey Clewell. This 
company started from near Christ Church, and had a lead of ten 
minutes. Following them was a companv of a score or more, who 
formed the so-called "Hounds" in the chase. The hares dashed 
along through the forests, across the fields, under barbed wire fences, 
over gullies, across streams, and in fact if any difficulty presented 
jtself they took advantage of the same. Mile after mile was placed 
between the pursuers and the pursued, two, three, four and more, 
till at last the old " ghost house" was reached. The pursued found 
shelter in this, and had hoped to safely hide in the garrett, but as 
the floor began to let the more venturesome in the party through 
to the story below, it was deemed advisable to surrender to the on- 
coming pursuers. Then happily united the victors and the van- 
quished partook of the fruit which had been brought along to stay 
the thirst of the company, and all returned home, declaring that it 
was the greatest event of the holidays. 

4720 The Academy. 

die irBontf) in tlje 3>d)ool 

— Many events of interest have taken place since the last num- 
ber of The Academy was printed, and instead of incorporating any 
of them in a separate article we will embody them in brief news par- 
agraphs. The paragraph style is always welcome to the reader, 
and perhaps conveys the fact in a more acceptable manner. 

— A very enjoyable Concert was given in Memorial Hall by 
the Salem Band on the night of Dec. 5th. The gentlemen making 
up this organization do good work in the matter of practice and 
study, and both the selections and the execution are far above the 
average. In fact, it is seldom the pleasure of lovers of band music 
to listen to a treat such as was given to the audience on the evening 
in question. 

— The many friends of Miss Lucy Thorp will be grieved to 
learn of the death of her father, which occurred early in the month 
of December. The Academy desires to express sympathy to her 
and to the other members of the family in this time of sorrow. 

— December 5th was Mrs. Clevvell's anniversary day, and many 
friends dropped in from the college and from town to express their 
good wishes on this occasion. 

— Several representatives from the student body and from the 
faculty visited the State Normal at Greensboro, early in December, 
to be present at an entertainment in the college chapel. 

— The attendance of the students was good to the very close 
of recitations before Christmas. A few left a day or two in advance 
of the day and hour fixed officially for the suspension of the woik, 
but the loss on the reports is so heavy in such cases and the time 
given at Christmas was so generous that few broke into the class 
work time. 

— There were between thirty and forty students with us during 
the holidays, and although this number is less than those usually 
present at Christmas, still it seemed to every one that it was the 
very happiest season ever spent in the College at the close of the 

The Academy 4721 

— The singing of the well known anthem, " Morning Star," in 
the Home church, a few days before Christmas, was unusually fine 
this year. Rev. Francis Hagan gave a great blessing to the Church 
when he composed this sweet anthem. 

— The decorations in the Home church were, as usual, very 
beautiful and appropriate. The arches and festoons, the cedar and 
the laurel all blending with the wild smilax from the eastern shores, 
made the very atmosphere of the sanctuary speak Christmas to all 
who attended the services. 

— In the College the Christmas decorations were as attractive 
as ever, and that is saying a good deal. Trees filled with Christ- 
mas ornaments, tables laden with presents, faces smiling a welcome 
to all who entered the study-parlors, all spoke the happiness within 
the school. The decoration at Mrs. Clewell's home was more elab- 
orate than usual, and gave pleasure not only to the students who 
remained in the school, but also to those who returned after the 
visit home. In addition to the trees and landscape which have in 
the past formed a part of this attractive decoration there was this 
year a number of other attractions. The mill, w ith the busy wheel, 
the miller's house with the little attractive, well-furnished rooms, the 
cascade, the stream with its bridge, the castle on the hill, the foun- 
tain, all formed a little fairy land which pleased those who saw the 
the decoration. 

— No one will ever forget the Christmas dinner. There were 
about a hundred present, possibly a few less. There was a great 
tree in the center of the room, with many colored lights, and the 
tables radiated from this center like the rays of a star. Little fairy 
chimes were on the several tables, turning busily as they sent their 
soft music like a benediction on the scene, the happy faces, the 
many good things, all formed an ideal scene. 

— The news of the great earthquake in Italy reached us in the 
midst of the happy Christinas season, and caused much sympathetic 
interest in the school. It seemed indeed strange that when all 
.about us the happy Christmas joy was abroad, in this distant coun- 
try there were such scenes of distress and horror. 

4722 The Academy. 

— The Home Sunday School gave the cantata, composed many- 
years ago by the Rev. A. L. Oerter, when he was pastor of the 
Home church. Many of the older people present had taken part 
in the same concert program when they were young, and thus they 
enjoyed the excellent production more than would otherwise have 
been the case. The young people did themselves great credit on. 
this occasion. 

— The many friends of Miss Sallie Vest will be pleased to learn 
that she is improving very rapidly, and that by the time this paper 
reaches its readers, she will, no doubt, be again at her duties in the 
College. Her place has been kindly and ably filled by Miss Louise 
Bahnson and Miss Laura Reid, so that the lessons have gone on 

— Col. F. H. Fries has presented a handsome silver cup, which 
will be known as the " Fries Cup," and will be given each year to 
the Literary Society doing the best work during the year. There 
will be certain tests applied to ascertain where the merit lies, and 
then, at Commencement, the cup will be formally presented for the 
period of one year. This offer of Col. Fries has been received by 
the Societies with great enthusiasm and will, no doubt, call forth a 
much more earnest effort than in the past. 

— Mrs. Minnie Fagg Malloy and her son are spending the 
winter in Winston-Salem, and it has been a pleasure to their many 
friends to have them with us in the College and church and in the 
private homes. 

— The reception given by Dr. and Mrs. Clewell to the faculty 
and students on Jan. 2 was one of the very happy occasions of the 
holidays. The home was already attractive with the Christmas 
decorations, and to these were added others specially designed for 
the occasion. It is safe to say that seldom in a company is more 
merriment seen than was the case on the evening referred to. We 
will not attempt to describe the amusements, the refreshments and 
the costumes, but we can assure our readers that not often has a. 
more attractive company been gathered together. 

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— There is a great amount of commotion in the midst of the 
student body at this time in connection with the preparation of the 
photographs for the illustrations in the annual. From the variety 
of clubs which spring up at this time it would seem that a college 
directory would soon have to be printed. But the fact is that 
apparently the clubs in many c tses are organized just before the 
taking of the photograph and di.-> banded just after it appears that 
the negative is a success. The illustrations are in many cases very 

— The square in front of the College has had several seasons of 
attention since the advent of winter, and is very neat and attractive 
to all passers-by. 

— The new Trustee Room is being regularly used by trustees, 
by faculty, and by the various committees from the student body. 
It is a comfortable and attractive room, and will play an important 
part in the general college life. 

^— There have been a number of registrations during the past 
days. Among them we note the following : Misses Ruth Walters, 
Florence Wyatt, Ruth Price, Venetia Cox, Emily Brooks, Helen 
Brooks, Inez Miller, Carol Simmons, and Maud Louise Keehln, 
who registered as a boarding school pupil before Christmas. In the 
clay school department Misses Louise Brown, Lena Hitchcock, Let- 
tie Crouch, Vada Weathers, and we may add several in the special 
schools, whose names have not been received at the office at the 
time this number of The Academy goes to press. 

— The graduates of last year's class in the Winston High 
School, and who registered for work in our College, made a visit 
to the new and imposing high school building on Cherry Street, 
some days after work was begun. The girls were welcomed by 
Superintendent Snipes, Professor Hume and others, and a most 
enjoyable hour was spent in listening to recitations, inspecting the 
building, &c. Salem greatly appreciates the friendly feeling which 
exists between the great city school work and our college. 

— One of the most remarkable additions to the school life in 
recent times is what is known as " Diogenes." The poem which is 
printed on the first page of this paper eloquently describes the strange 

4724 The Acadewy 

bird. But if the veneering of poetry is taken off the bare and mat- 
ter of fact description would show a creature which is really terrible 
to behold. When the visitor comes suddenly upon him in his large 
cage, and sees him with his feathers fluffed up till he almost fills the 
cage, hears his serpent-like hiss of warning and looks into his great 
and magnetic eyes, the first thought is a question mark as to 
whether he is really a creature of this world or whether he is a dis- 
embodied evil spirit which has secured this most remarkable abode 
for itself. Then, too, it is interesting to note his peculiar power 
with head and eyes. He can apparently look in every direction at 
one time. He can wink with one or two lids over the same eye, 
and can see either day or night. In fact, one admirer of Diogenes 
solemly avers that he can see through the ceiling, and can tell who 
is walking on the porch above his cage. Some of the things said 
about Diogenes may be mythical, but some are inclined to accept 
the theory of old Uncle Alex, who says that when he was a boy 
they told him that some kinds of people were turned into creatures 
like Diogenes. Perhaps it is so. Be sure to read Miss Lehman's 

— The College will, in the future, publish a monthly bulletin 
relating to the affairs of the school, which will be sent free to those 
who are interested in school matters. The bulletin will be printed 
in large numbers, and will serve to bring the interests of our Col- 
lege to a large number of people. 

— On Jan. 11 a large number of the students walked over the 
trail which had been gone over by the party who engaged in the 
"Hare and Hound" chase during the Christmas recess. The 
speed of this latter party was not as great as that of the first party 
but a large amount of fun was enjoyed, even though the excitement 
was not as great. 

— The faculty meetings are held each week, on Tuesday after- 
noon, in Trustee Room. At this particular time the chief matter 
of earnest consideration is the individual standing of all the stu- 
dents in their class work. Salem is not satisfied to place the oppor- 
tunities before the students, it seeks to instill the desire for the best 
results, and in many cases a pupil who is indifferent can be made 
to be an interested student if sufficient personal influence is brought 
to bear. 

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— The class for Normal work has organized and begun opera- 
tions. There are a score or more in this class, and from the letters 
received from those who have studied in this class in the past years 
the benefits are such as to greatly aid in the later work in the class 
room. The later review, preparatory to the county school exami- 
nations, will be given as in the past. 

— Elm Street Sunday School will give a series of entertain- 
ments during the winter as in the past. These entertainments are 
really a "Star Course," in that they embody both entertainment 
and instruction. Miss Garrison and Miss Brushingham will assist in 
two of the programmes, with their scholars. Lectures will be deliv- 
ered by Bishop Rondthaler, Dr. Clewell and others. Mr. Ernest 
Stockton is the efficient superintendent of this school. 

— The executive meeting of the Alumnae Association which 
was held at the home of Mrs. Clewell recently was attended by 
nearly all of the members, and the interests of the organization for 
the coming months were discussed. The business was not suffi- 
ciently advanced to a make a report in this number of nur paper, 
but we hope soon to give their plans for Commencement, as well as 
other interesting matters. 

— The Junior Class has drawn up a constitution for its govern- 
ment during the year. They had been thoroughly organized already 
but the constitution lays stress on the already good government, 
and the class life promises well for the future weeks as it has been 
in the past. 

— The three sales which have been given in December and 
January have been unusually happy and successful. The first was 
in December and was given by the Freshman, Miss Stewart being 
in charge. The second was bv the Sophomores, Miss Sallie Shaff- 
ner in charge. The third was by the Juniors, Miss Lou Shaffner in 
charge. The amount realized by the three sales was more than 
$200.00. The Alumnae Society will serve supper in the home of 
Mrs. Clewell the first week in February, for both the school and for 
the friends in the city. The income from these efforts will be used 
to pay the obligation which had to be assumed in order to finish 
the hall and secure the gift of the great organ. The community 

4726 The Academy 

now has the use and enjoyment of both the hall and the organ, 
and both are used for the school and the public freely, and hence an 
effort such as will be made at the time indicated above should meet 
with a liberal patronage by all of the friends of the school. 

— A very instructive lecture was delivered by Prof. Collier 
Cobb, of the State University, on the subject, "Drifting Sands/' 
The lectnre was delivered in Memorial Hall, and was under the aus- 
pices of the Men's League of Salem. The public was invited, and a 
large and inrerested company gathered to hear the scholaryl effort. 


Received for Alumnae Hall : 

Freshman Sale, Dec, under direction Miss Stewart, $92.58 
Sophomore Sale, direction Miss Sallie Shaffer, 60.25 

Junior Sale, direction Miss Louisa Shaffner, 50.00 

Total to date, $23,539.47. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


Trenholm — Jones — In November, 190S, in Washington, N C, Mr. 
John Bohln Trenholm to Miss Helen H.Jones, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. E Jones, of Washington, N. C. 

Carland — Johnston.— In Asheville. N C, on December 9th, 190S, 
Mr. Eugene Carland to Miss Lucy Johnson. 

Hoggard — Hawes. — On December 23. 1708, in Atkinson, N. C, Dr. 
J. T. Hoggard to Miss Virginia Hawes. 

Salsburg — Sherrod — On January 6, 1909, Mr. Herbert Lester 
Salsburg to Miss Mary Sherrod, of Hamilton, N. C. 

Ear abo w -- Cheatham. — On January 6, 1909, Mr. Luther Sidney 
Farabow to Miss Birdie Cheatham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David A. 
Cheatham, of Oxford, N. C. 

Hackney — Hassell. —On December 23d, 1909, Mr. George W, 
Hackney, Jr , to Miss Eva Hassell, of Washington, N. C. 

The Academy. 472' 

fn ILiijIjter "Fein. 

When Papa's Sick. 

When papa's sick, my goodness sakes ! 
Such awful, awful times it makes, 
He speaks in, oh ! such lonesome tones, 
And gives such ghastly kind of groans, 
And rolls his eyes and holds his head. 
And makes ma help him up to bed ; 
While Sis and Bridget run to heat 
Hot water bags to warm his feet, 
And I must get the doctor quick, — 
We have to jump when papa s sick ! 

When papa's sick ma has to stand 

Right side the bed and hold his hand, 

While Sis she has to fan an' fan, 

For he says he's " a dyin' man." 

And wants the children round him to 

Be there when " sufferin' pa gets through ;" 

And kiss us all and then he'll die ; 

Then moans and says, " his breathin's thick " 

If s awful sad when papa s sick. 

When papa's sick he acts that way 
Until he hears the doctor say, 
"You've only got a cold, you know. 
You'll be all right' n a day or so." 
And then — well, say ! you ought to see, 
He's different as a man can be, 
And growls and scolds from noon to night 
Just 'cause his dinner ain't cooked right. 
And all he does is fuss and kick — 
We' re all used up when papa s sick ! 

How Times Change. 

Two members of Congress boarded at the home of a comely 
matron, whose daughters were well on in years and remarkable for 
their talkativeness. After ? time the two men parted, and did not 
meet again for several years. Naturally, then, they fell to chatting 
over old times, and one asked the other if he knew what had become 
of that skinny, cackling (Id maid, Jenny. 

" Urn ! she is my wife, sir !" was the unexpected reply. 


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Vol. 32. Winston-Salem, N. C, February, 1909. No. 27T 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postofnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thp Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

IB tutorial. 

— It is probable that no more pleasing effort has been made in 
recent times within the college than that which was made by the 
Juniors and Seniors recently, and which is described in another 
place. There are several unusual features. One of these is the 
fact that this is a students' movement. When a college becomes- 
great it is usually due to the fact that its students rally to its sup- 
port. This is true of the great universities and it is also true of 
those of less prominence. We read recently of the young women 
of a well known Northern college who voluntarily began the task of 
raising a million dollars' endowment, and decided that the income 
should be used for scholastic purposes only. Now, the step taken 
by our own Juniors and Seniors is in general in this line. They 
propose to raise money for scholastic purposes, but they propose to 
raise it also to do honor to two workers in the college. The full 
account of the movement is given elsewhere. But we desire to 
remark that the work of these two ladies is unique. The length of 
time of uninterrupted service ; the devotion of these continuous- 

4730 The Academy. 

years of service ; the manner in which they have impressed their 
personality on the lives of so very many young people ; the success 
which has attended the building up of the departments in which 
they labor ; all these things cause every one to say at once that it 
is a most worthy effort, beautifully conceived, wisely planned, and 
-which will, no doubt, be energetically carried out. 

— The programme of the meeting of College Presidents, which 
will be held at Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C. , promises to 
be an occasion of great interest. The programme is given in full on 
another page. It is of special interest to us because the meeting 
was held in our midst last year, and we feel that we know the men 
and women, and can, with sympathetic interest, follow them in the 
preparations for the gathering at Converse College. Dr. Pell has 
promised to make full and careful preparations for the meeting, and 
as the effort was fully and happily started last year, we believe that 
this year it will make rapid progress in strength and progress. Dr. 
Johnson is a good man to guide the affairs of the Association, and 
Dr. Pell will take good care of the meeting. 


A very pleasing thought was recently carried out by several 
members of the Faculty. It was that of inviting Sig. D'Anna to 
pay us a visit, after an absence of twenty-five years, and take part 
in a concert arranged as a compliment to him. Prof. Shirley di- 
rected the effort, and it was as all things which are done by the 
present dean of our Music Department, a splendid effort in every 
way. Although a quarter of a century has gone by, Prof. D'Anna 
still has a number of his former loyal pupils residing in our commu- 
nity, and it was to give him and give them pleasure that the occa- 
sion was planned. In order to place the effort on a still higher 
plane it was decided to make it a benefit concert, and devote 
the proceeds toward paying for Memorial Hall, which is giving so 
much pleasure to our community at large. The hall was filled, and 

The Academy. 4^31 

the concert was greatly enjoyed by all. Sig. D' Anna rendered three 
•selections, and responded to an encore, and it was a pleasure to the 
■friends of the past to once more enjoy hearing the beloved teacher 
•of their earlier school days. A very pleasing feature was the hearty 
manner in which our present musicians entered into the courtesy 
shown a former worker in this department. Prof. Shirly, as director, 
gave his most enthusiastic efforts to the preparation of the program, 
and also gave us a number on the grand organ. Herr Roy took 
part with his magnificent violin selections Miss Brushingham had 
her glee club at its best. The Salem Orchestra never played better, 
and Misses Deane and Johnson won new laurels. Thus the entire 
plan worked out beautifully, and pleasure was given to all, both the 
former pupils, the visitors and to the Professor in whose honor the 
effort was made. 


The pedestrian excursion to this beautiful town, about 10 miles 
•east of Winston-Salem, was happily and successfully carried out. 
The day was ideal. Though it was schedule time for winter, a bright 
and balmy spring day made its appearance. The company of about 
25 started, some walking from the college to their destination, and 
others deciding that they would use the car line to curtail the walk 
by three miles. When the half way point had been reached a ham- 
per of fruit and cake was produced, and after this had been enjoyed 
fifteen minutes were occupied in resting in the pleasant pine forest 
where the halt had been called. Soon, however, all was again astir 
and motion, and ere long Kernersville was seen in the distance, and 
a little later all were enjoying the hospitality of the Davis House. 
It would have seemed that rest should have been the popular word, 
but not so. For as soon as the sound of the piano was heard, many 
feet began tripping the "light fantastic." After supper quite a 
number visited Miss Dore Kcerner at her home, and when the train 
irom Greensboro pulled in all boarded the same, bound for Salem. 
An occasional song or class yell enlivened the ride and seemed to 
please the passengers. In due time the company arrived at Mrs. 
ClewelFs liome, where they were once more refreshed with a lunch, 

4732 The Academy. 

and finally sought rest in the college 'building, a happy though tired 
company. Those who walked all the why, including one or two 
' ' side trips, ' ' covered at least fourteen miles, and no one was any- 
the " worse for wear." 

[From the Winston-Salem Journal.] 

The Lehman Chair of Literature" and "The Shaff- 
ner Chair of Mathematics" Named in Honor of Two 
Good Women — Each to Have Endowment of 810,000 
— Andrew Carnegie has Submitted Conditions for a 
Gift of $25,000. 

"An announcement that will be of unusual interest to the 
alumnae and friends of the Salem Academy and College as well 
as to the faculty and trustees of the Institution was made yesterday 
morning in the College chapel. The announcement is to the effect 
that two chairs will be established in the institution by the efforts of 
the Senior and Junior classes, these being ' The Lehman Chair of 
Literature,' and 'The Shaffner Chair of Mathematics.' Each of 
these is to receive an Endowment of $10,000. 

"The first of these is to be named in honor of Miss Emma 
Lehman, who has been teaching for 51 consecutive years, and who 
has during the last twenty-five years brought the Department of 
Literature up step by step until it has reached its present efficiency, 
and who has at the same time so impressed those with whom she 
has come in contact that her own character and ideals have been 
reflected in hundreds of women representing every state in the 

" The other is to be named in honor of Miss Louisa C. Shaff- 
ner, and the tribute to her is equally well deserved. Her influence 
has been one of the blessings of the College, and her work has been 
instrumental in making the Department of Mathematics one of the 
best in the Institution. 

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" The money is to be raised by individual contributions from 
the Senior and Junior classes by arousing interest on the part of 
succeeding classes. The department will be materially aided, too, 
by sending teachers to Columbia University, fitting them in many 
cases for their life work in the College by means of scholarships. 
From a financial point of view an endowment ot $20,000 represents 
a handsome addition to the equipment of the College. 

" But aside from this the fact that the students and alumnae of 
the Institution are so much interested in the buildino- of their Alma 
Mater indicates the continual growth of their devotion to the College. 
And the constant expression of this in the way of such definite work 
augurs well for the future growth and power of the College. 

"Asa reward to those who help themselves, Mr. Carnegie has 
already submitted conditions for a 825,000 gift. The present work 
is a long step in the progress of the spirit of self-help, and it is un- 
necessary to say that many other things besides endowments will be 
the outcome of such a spirit." 

The Journal adds the following editorial item : 

'•The usefulness of an institnrion is largely dependent on the 
enthusiasm and loyalty of those connected with it. Salem Acade- 
my and College, which for over one hundred years has been train- 
ing young women, was yesterday shown that its students are loyal. 
The Junior and Senior classes have inaugurated a movement for the 
establishment of two chairs in the institution. Verily, the old college 
is first in the hearts of its students. 

— One of the most unpleasant accidents which has occurred in 
recent years was that which befell Miss Lehman during the last 
weeks. While closing a window, late at night, her hand slipped 
and passed through a pane of glass, severing an artery in the wrist. 
Dr. Bahnson was hastily summoned, tied }he severed artery and 
sewed up the wound, and as we write the arm is about well again. 
But the shock was great, and Miss Lehman was compelled to remain 
in the Infirmary quite a while as the result of the accident. 

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All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachtrs, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— The following two letters relate to the death of one of our 
staunchest friends, who was with us in the years immediately preced- 
ing the Civil War. We extend our sincere sympathy to the be- 
reaved kindred and friends : 

"The arrival of The Academy this a. m. , addressed to Mrs. 
Susan V. Hart, reminds me of a duty I owe you whom mama loved 
so well. She passed away on Christmas morning, surrounded by 
son, brother, nephew, relatives and friends. Her end was peaceful. 
She was truly a good woman, and to know her was to love her. 
Of aU, next to her immediate family, she loved the Academy best 
and ofttimes spoke of the many happy reminiscences of her girlhood 
days spent ' ' in those dear old walls. 

" During 1892 it was my pleasure to visit your College at her 
solicitation, and it was a great delight to her to hear my description 
of her beloved Alma Mater. 

" Thanking you for the many pleasures she enjoyed, I am, 
' ' Yours, very truly, 

Tarboro, N. C. Almon Hart." 

"On Christmas morning, at the early hour of one o'clock, 
Mrs. Susan Virginia Hart, (nee Clark ) passed from this life. She 
left a son and two small grandaughters. She was a pupil of Salem 
Academy and College in 1855, ' oti and '57, and continued the cul- 
tivation of mind and heart by reading choice books. She was 
always loyal to her Alma Mater; talking of old college days being 
one of the joys of her quiet life. 

" Hers was the gentle nature; just and true, sincere and unassum- 
ing, charitable and kind. She lately renewed her subscriptions to 
The Academy, and the family request that it be continued to the 
same address for one year. 

" With every good wish, I remain, 

" Cordially, yours, 

"Kate Baker Staton, 
Tarborough, N. C. " Pupil of S. F. A. in 1866 and 1867." 

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" I will not attempt to tell you how happy I have been for the 
last few days, for I think you could judge by the expression of my 
face, and besides I am not capable of doing so. I am sure every 
member of my class would enjoy a visit to their Alma Mater, but no 
one could have enjoyed their stay thoroughly in every way as I did. 
I was happy every hour, and I believe I would feel this way should 
I return to stay with you all. 

" All the teachers were so nice to mama and me, and the girls 
did so many little things to make my visit a happy one. I'm sure 
it would make any old girl feel good to have such a welcome ex- 
tended to them, and I know it had this effect on me. 

l, I hope to see you all again at Easter, but if I should never 
return to Salem I will never forget the good influence that was ex- 
erted over me while living there, and the good that I accomplish in 
this world today may be traced a large portion of it to the discipline 
in your College. 

' ' Please give my love to Mrs. Clewell and Aubrey and all my 
friends. With very best wishes from 

" Your old girl, 

Durham, N. C. " Estelle Harward." 

" I have thought for some time that I would write you, but 
have been so busy now that I have assumed the duties of a 'school- 

' ' I have heeded your advice, and have accepted a position in 
the country. I did net see that I had the time to spare from my 
other lessons, but am so glad now that I did. Would advise all 
girls who intend teaching to take the Normal course. 

" How I wish I could be among you all again if only for 
a few moments, — I miss you terribly. Those chapel services, so 
divine, I miss them more than any one thing at old Salem. They 
are indeed beautiful, realized it while there, but more since I left. 
And Y. P. M. , does the Bishop still hold them every Wednesday ?' 
When September came I felt as if I would have to return to Salem. 
You all were so good to me, never shall I forget you and your 
many, many kindnesses to me. 

"I have a nice little school near Pinewood, S. C. , only have 
sixteen pupils, and am getting on nicely with my work. It is an 
eight month school and pays $35.00 per month. 

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I find my Pedagogy lessons are beneficial, am so glad 1 took 
the Normal course. I hesitated a long time last Spring about tak- 
ing it as I did not feel that I had the time to spare from my other 
lessons, but am so glad now that I did. 

" How is Mrs. Clewell, and dear Miss Lehman. 

" I hear that you have a full school this this term, and sincerdy 
hope it will be successful in every respect. Trust the Seniors will not 
be as naughty as the '08's were. 

" Commencement seems like a short sweet dream. My brother 
I don't think will ever tire of talking about it. He was very much 

"Give my dearest love to Mrs. Clewell and beg her not to 
forget me, for I am coming back soon. 

" Write me, Dr. Clewell, and tell me all about the school, and 
the subjects you teach. I know that your time is limited, but will 
appreciate a letter from you when you can find time enough to 
waste on me. 

" I am sure not one of the '08 girls are any more devoted to 
Salem than I am. I love the place. 

" With love and best wishes, 

Pjnewood, S. C "Mary L. Hundley. 

> > 

— The room beneath the dining-hall, known as the "old gym," 
is being greatly improved. A kitchen has been partitioned off at 
the east end, with stove, china closet, and other furnishings, and 
this will serve admirably for future social occasions. Several sales 
have been held in this place recently, and they were unusually suc- 
cessful in every way. A large number of electric lights have been 
installed, and the place will, doubtless, become more and more 

— Vesper services, in Memorial Hall, have become more and 
more impressive as the months go by. The care given to the music 
by Prof. Shirley and Miss Brushingham, the interest of the several 
room companies, the care given by the committee from the League, 
and the devotion shown by visitors as well as by school, all go to 
show how profitable a part of the religious life of the school these 
■occasions really are. 

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Second Annual Meeting of the North and South Caro- 
lina Association of Colleges for Women, to be held 
at Converse College, Spartanbtrg, S. C, March 18, 
19, 20, 1908. 

(The first speaker on each topic will be allowed ten minutes, and 
all other speakers are requested to limit their remarks to five 

Thursday, March 18, 1909. 4 P. M. 


Appointment of Committees — President D. B. Johnson, 
Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina. 

Thursday, March 18. 8:30 P. M. 

Public Meeting in Converse College Chapel. 

Address by President D. B. Johnson. 

Discussion — President R. T. Vann. 

Baptist University for Women, Raleigh, N. C. 

President George W. Lay. 

St. Mary's College, Raleigh, N. C. 

9:30 P. M. 

Reception to the Delegates by the Faculty of Converse College in 

the College Parlors. 

Friday, March 19. 9:30 P. M. 

President's Office, Converse College. 

Subject — Lack of Personal Contact between Teacher and Student. 

President J. H. Clewell. 
Salem Academy and College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Discussion — 

President L. D. Lodge, Limestone College, Gaffney, S. C. 

President Jerome Stockard, Peace Institute, Raleigh, N. C. 

President F. C. James, Greenville Female College, Greenville, S.C. 

President J. H. Scott, Statesville Female College, Statesville, N. C. , 
and others. 

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Subject — The Spirit and Methods of Managing the College 


Discussion — 

President Lucy H. Robertson, Greensboro Female College, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

President E. C. McClintock, College for Women, Columbia, S. C. 

President May Davis Allen, Louisburg Female College, Louisburg, 
N. C. 

Free Conference : Subject — Our Experience as to Preparation for 

College in English. 

Question Box. 

Friday, March 19. 3:00 P. M. 

Subject — What is Reasonable Independence on the Part of the 
College Toward the Students, Patrons and the Public. 

President J. I. Foust. 
North Carolina Normal and Industrial College, Greensboro, N. C. 

Discussion — 

President S. C. Byrd, Chicora College, Greenville, S. C. 
President Charles C. Weaver, Davenport College, Lenior, N. C. 
Presieent James G.Boyce.Due West Female College, Due West,S. C. 
President J. M. Rhodes, Littleton Female College, Littleton, N. C.,. 
and others. 

Free Conference : Subject — Supply and Renewal of the College 


Question Box. 

Friday, March 19. 8:30 P. M. 

Students' Musical Recital, Complimentary to the North and South 
Carolina Association of Colleges for Women. 

Converse College Auditorium. 

Saturday, March 20. 9:30 A. M. 

Subject — What shall be the Policy of the College toward the 

Irregular Student. 

President W. W. DanieL 
Columbia College,. Columbia,. S. G 

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Discussion — 

President Edward P. Child, Normal and Collegiate Institute, 

Asheville, N. C. 
President J. C. Scarborough, Chowan Uaptist Female Institute, 

Murfreesboro, N. C. 
President C. G. Vardell, Southern Presbyterian College, 

Red Springs, N. C. 
President F. B. Hobgood, Oxford Seminary, Oxford, N. C, and 


Report of Committee on Nomination of Officers and Time and 

Place of next Meeting. 

Conclusion — Impressions Gathered from this Meeting. 

President John O. Wilson, Lander College, Greenwood, S. C. 
President C. B. King, Elizabeth College, Charlotte, N. C. 

The Association will adjourn at 11:30 A. M. to attend a lecture to 
be given at Wofford College by Dr. Charles VV. Eliot, of Harvard 

ftlic jjftontij in tlje j5d)ool. 

— A very pleasing recital was given in the Academy chapel on 
Jan. 28, the programme being made up of pupils from the Vocal 
and Piano Departments, and from the Department of Expression. 
All made a pleasing impression. 

— Miss Constance Hamilton is engaged in duties connected 
with the boarding school in Herrnhui, Saxony, where she will be 
till Faster. A private letter informs us that she has spent the 
greater portion of her time in studying German and French since 
she left Salem last summer. 

— A company of hfty-two girls boarded the train on Monday, 
Jan. IS, and rode to Old Town. After a brief glance at some of the 
historical points of interest, they started to walk to Winston-Salem. 
The evening was fine, the air bracing, and about dark all arrived 
safe and sound, did full justice to the excellent supper awaiting, read 
on the pedometer " eight miles," and declared the afternoon a great 

4740 The Academy. 

— The Alumnae Association planned a very enjoyable occasion 
during the early days of the month, the proceeds of which were for 
the benefit of Memorial Hall. The occasion was a supper and recep- 
tion at the home of Mrs. Clewell. The ladies of the Association 
welcomed the guests and served a most bountiful supper, which ev- 
ery one enjoyed. The students attended, the Faculty were present, 
and the friends from town were present in large numbers. Seven 
rooms on the first floor were occupied, and although the tables were 
always well filled, no one apparently had to wait. One feature of 
the occasion was the very sociable development of the evening. The 
writer cannot recall a similar occasion when all things seemed to 
be so fully based on the social idea. It was a very enjoyable even- 
ing. Incidentally it is good to remember that something like $100 
were handed in for the good cause. 

— Perhaps this term "good cause" calls for an explanation. 
The reader may ask : "Is not the hall finished and in use?" We 
reply in the affirmative. The hall is completed and is used by 400 
young people, and by many hundreds who assemble in the audfto- 
rium and comfortably seated in the beautifully lighted and well 
warmed hall listen to lecture, or concert or sermon as the case may 
be. To gain this advantage for school and for community and to 
secure the great organ — which is the pride of school and city — it 
was necessary to borrow $15,000. Interest has to be paid on this 
sum. The reader can calculate how much that is per month. To 
reduce both interest and principal to zero efforts like the one des- 
cribed above are made. A year and a half have passed since the 
hall was finished, and in that time the 815,000 figure has been re- 
duced below 813,000. We hope that by Commencement it may 
be 812,000. And for this cause, to cancel the obligation we have 
assumed in order to supply school and community with conserva- 
tory and hall, the effort described above was put forth, and resulted 
in reducing the obligation by 8100.00. 

— A very pleasant letter was recently received from Mr. and 
Mrs. D. Rich, inclosing $15.00 for Memorial Hall. With the check 
was a very cordial letter, in which these good friends wish us well 
in our efforts and in our work, which means so much to the general 
life of the community. The check is very acceptable and is much 

The Academy. 4741 

appreciated, but the kind words sent with it are worth far more than 
the money alone. 

— While speaking of the Hall in the above items we wonder if 
the -community realizes how much has been assumed in order to 
give Winston-Salem this splendid auditorium, which is being used 
so freely and with such good results. Imagine what our town would 
be without it. But to keep the hall up to the comfortable standard. 
in good repair, costs money. We are not going to tell you how 
much money is spent here each month, because you might be sur- 
prised or even displeased. There is the interest, the heating, the 
lights, power, supervision, care and cleansing, necessary repairs to 
building and equipment. All these call for a large outlay each 

Then there are the special outlays. We need a good concert 
grand piano to place beside one of the best organs in the land. 
None but the best piano will please our audiences. You say a 
Steinway Grand ! Well, yes. That is what Dr. Clewell and Mr. 
Shirley are considering up north as we write this item. Have you 
ever asked what a Steinway Grand costs ? The actual cash selling 
price of the best new Steinway Grand is $1600. You will enjoy the 
the music on this instrument. Some one will have to pay for it. 
Who? Well, if we could find enough friends who will follow the 
example of Mr. and Mrs. Rich, the problem would soon be solved. 

— Some days ago the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. 
Fitzgerald, near Linwood, N. C, took place, and the news of this 
sorrow reached Miss Eugenia and her friends as a terrible shock. 
The sympathy of the entire school goes out to the sorrowing family. 

— The year is full of centennials : Lincoln, Foe, Chopin, Men- 
delssohn, &c. To commemorate the birthday of the latter the 
music in the Home church on one of the earlier Sundays of the 
month was taken largely from the works of Mendelssohn, and was 
greatly enjoyed by the congregation of worshippers. 

— The cup to be given by Col. Fries to the literary society do- 
ing the best work from the present time to the close has arrived, and 
is a beauty. Tall and gracefully slender, it stands upon an ebony 
base, and is particularly attractive because it is just the right size, 

4742 The Academy. 

and shape and appearance. The offer of the cup has stimulated 
both societies, and a determined effort is being made by both to 
secure the coveted prize in order that the first name to be inscribed 
on the cup may be that of their own organization. 

— Dr. Clewell visited Rock Hill, S. C, early in February, in 
order to meet Drs. Johnson and Pell, and together decide upon 
the time and program for the approaching meeting of College Pres- 
idents at Spartanburg. He was the recipient of many courtesies 
while in the great Winthrop College, and reports that a most enjoy- 
able impression was made by all things. 

— Bulletin No. 2 has just been issued, and will be sent to more 
than two thousand of our friends, new and old. This second num- 
ber of the publication deals almost exclusively with the Music De- 
partment, and in case any former student or patron can use a dozen 
or two of them to give to friends we will be pleased to send them on 
receipt of a postal card. 

— The very spring-like w r eather of the past weeks has brought 
out many of the very early blooming plants. Some peach trees 
are in heavy bloom, as are also some of the elms and maples. The 
grass on many of our lawns and in Cedar Avenue has put on a most 
brilliant green. These heralds of early spring, however, had better 
watch out, for have we not boisterous, windy March just upon us? 


Received for Alumnae Hall : 

Supper given by the Alumnae at the home of 

Mrs. Clewell .... $100 00 

Concert, complimentary to Prof. D'Anna, H. 

Shirley, Director, ... 83 05 

$183 05 
Total to date, $23,722.52. 

Miss L. C. Shaffxer, Treas. 

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$n ?itcji)ter Vtin. 

— The centennial of the birth ot Abraham Lincoln has called 
for much interest in his life and work, and as it is known that no 
man loved a good story better than Lincoln, naturally many anec- 
dotes have appeared. We give below two of these stories : 

A Rather Common Condition. 

The world is indebted for the preservation of this anecdote, we 
believe, to the late Senator Voorhees, of Indiana , who related it in 
Washington not long before his death. As Voorhees told it, Lin- 
coln had in court a case in which he felt no great confidence, and, 
agreeably to a time-honored rule among lawyers C " if you have a 
poor case, abuse the opposing counsel"), touched lightly on its 
merits, but paid his respects to his opponent, who happened to be 
a young lawyer, not without ability, but very glib, very bumptious, 
and a little " too previous" generally to make an impression on the 
jury. The situation "indicated" (as the doctors say) the profes- 
sional rule too strongly for Lincoln to resist its application. But he 

tempered the wind before shearing the lamb. After complimenting 
the young man on his remarkable flow of language, as exhibited in 
the speech which he had delivered to the jury, and paying a warm 
tribute to his good qualities and those of both his parents, Lincoln 
said : " But my young friend's gift of words has one serious draw- 
back, which you, gentlemen, have witnessed in this case. It inter- 
rupts the action of his mind. His thinking- machine and his talking- 
appartus don't seem to jibe. When his tongue works his brain 
quits. He reminds me of a little steamboat that used to run on the 
Sangamon River. It had a three-foot boiler and a five-foot whistle, 
and every time it whistled it had to stop." 

A 'Wasting Process. 

One day, when Abraham Lincoln was a boy, he went with his 
cousin, John Hanks, to take the grist to mill. The water was low, 
and the mill ground slower and slower. The boys were in a hurry 
to get home to go fishing. 

The jovial miller began joking them about their impatience. 
Lincoln stood this for a while, and then said, "My dog at home 
could eat that grist as fast as it comes out of the burr of that mill." 

" Yes," drawled the miller, " may be he could for awhile ; but 
how long could he keep it up." 

" Till lie starved to death" said Lincoln. 


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FOUNDED 1802. 



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FOUNDED 1794. 


FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
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Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type- 'Writing. Special courses in Music and 1 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for catalogua. 

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Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organ- 
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regular Academic Course of Study and Music, the preparation for College 
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num. For Catalogue, address Rev. S. J. BLUM, Principal. 


Vol. 32. Winston-Salem, N. C, March, 1905). No. 278 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thi Academy Winston-Salem, N. C. 

IE tutorial. 

— We give elsewhere the Commencement general program ,. 
which has been prepared with more than ordinary care. Our read- 
ers will note a number of changes in this year's plans, all of which 
we believe will contribute to the pleasure of our visitors. Com- 
mencement is always a bright and happy occasion, and we will strive 
to make it specially so this year. 

—The purchase of the new Steinway concert grand piano really 
marks an epoch in the Music Department. The Steinways have 
devoted a lifetime to perfecting their pianos, and especially is this 
true of their concert grands. It is generalry acknowledged that in 
the building of these particular instruments they have no equals on 
earth. Hence the piano selected by Prof. Shirley and Dr. Clewell 
is a distinct contribution to the pleasure of the music lovers of our 
city. It is certainly the finest concert piano which has ever been 
brought to our community. The value of a piano like this is not 
inconsiderable, the cash selling price of this their best grade being 

4746 The Academy 

$1600. It must be further remembered that it is for the pleasure of 
the public rather than for the use of the school, as it will be heard 
only on concert occasions. With our new Conservatory, our de- 
lightful auditorium, our $12, COO organ, and our $1600 concert 
grand piano, and with a music loving community we may feel that 
Salem College is easily in the lead. 

— The approaching Easter season promises much pleasure to 
us all. Not only is it a time when returning Spring makes its ap- 
pearance, and the happy faces vie with the flowers in brightness ; 
not only is it in the school a time when many friends make a pil- 
grimage to old Salem ; but over and above all is the sweet religious 
atmosphere which tells of a risen Saviour and of a world redeemed. 

— The decision of the Senior Class to duplicate the handsome 
granite pedestal which stands on the campus, west of the main side 
walk, is a wise one indeed. The design is very handsome. It will 
-ever light the campus at night. The two pedestals will form an 
imposing approach to the wide walk and to the park. We congrat- 
ulate the class on this wise choice of a memorial. The Class Presi- 
dent informs us that they hope to have the memorial in place early 
in April. 

Bishop Rondthaler, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fries, Miss Adelaide 
Fries, Miss Marguerite Blair, and Revs. J. F. McCuiston and F. 
W. Grabs will sail for Europe in the next few days. Mrs. N. S. 
Siewers and daughters, Misses Ruth and Grace, will follow them a 
little later. To all of these friends we extend our best wishes for a 
safe and successful voyage, an enjoyable time, and a safe return to 
their respective homes. 

— The unusually mild winter has been a rather remarkable one, 
and although some claim that it is not as healthy as a colder one 
would be, we can say with assurance that it has been decidedly 

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The following is the general outline of Commencement Week, 
though later developments may possibly change the order of exer- 
cises in minor details. The general order will be as given below : 

Friday, May 21st, 8 p. m., First Grand Concert. 

The orchestra will be a leading feature. The new piano makes 
it possible to present several piano concertos with orchestral assist- 
ance, thus giving our piano students the same opportunities that 
the greatest conservatories offer their advanced students. Some 
pleasing choruses will be given. Dudley Buck's " 46th Psalm" will 
be presented for the first time at Salem. The grand organ will be 
heard in solos and with the orchestra. Herr Roy will also have a 
prominent place on all the programmes. Miss Brushingham is pre- 
paring the Glee and the Cecilia Clubs for a prominent part. 

Saturday afternoon, Mav 22, Senior Class Exercises in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

Saturday, May 22, 8 p. m., Expression Evening. An Eliza- 
bethan evening of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream," 
under the direction of Miss Garrison, will be given on the campus 
in the early evening. During the play will sound forth the beauti- 
ful strains of Mendelssohn's conceptions of Shakespeare's Fancies. 

Sunday, May 23, 11 a. m., Baccalaureate Sermon in Memorial 
Hall, by the Rev. William M. Kincaid, D. D., of Charlotte, N. C" 
Dr. Kincaid is recognized as one of the leading pulpit orators of our 
State, and our people will learn of this part of our program with 
great pleasure. 

Monday morning, May 24, Planting of Class Tree and other 
Senior Class exercises on the College campus. 

Monday afternoon, May 24, Alumnae Association Banquet and 
Business Meeting. To meet the expenses of this occasion $1.00 
per plate will be charged each member who attends, though this sum 
will also pay one year's subscription to the college paper, "The 
Academy. Friends who will attend this banquet are requested to 
notify either the Secretary, Mrs. Bettie Vogler, Winston-Salem, N. 
C. , or the Academy office. 

Monday, May 24, Second Grand Concert in Memorial Hall. 

Tuesday, May 25, 10 a. m., Commencement Exercises in 
Memorial Hall. Academic procession from Main Hall. Literary 
address by Rev. Neal L. Anderson, D. D., Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Dr. Anderson has recently given much thought to educational mat- 
jers, and when it is known that this study will be added to his well 
known ability as a scholar and an orator we feel that every one will 
realize that we have a treat in store for us on this occasion. 

The Commencement morning's exercises will close with the 
transfer of the Cap and Gown by the outgoing to the incoming 

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The second annual meeting of the above organization was held 1 
in Spartanburg, S. C. , Converse College, March 18, 19, 20. The 
attendance was large, almost every college being represented. Fur- 
thermore, because of the fact that the members were well acquainted 
from the pleasant contact of last year, it was possible to take up the- 
business before the meeting without any delay. The above fact 
also enabled the members to speak very freely regarding difficulties, 
which appear in the working of the several colleges, and which 
could not be readily discussed before the public. So full and free- 
were the discussions that one of the leading educators present said 
that he had received more benefit from this meeting than from any 
educational gathering of any nature or in any place in the past. 
From which remark it will be seen that the meeting was a great 

In making our brief report of the gathering we will first tell of : 
the social enjoyments, which always tend to disseminate good fel- 
lowship, and which also promotes the rapid discharge of the work 
in hand. Dr. Pell, President of Converse College, had provided 
hospitable homes at which all of the delegates were entertained. 
These cordial friends had arranged pleasures for every moment not 
employed in the actual workings of the business sessions. Then, 
too, the college's plans carried with them much variety and enjoy- 
ment. The afternoon of the first day there was a basket ball game 
between the Seniors and the Juniors of Converse College, which 
resulted in a victory for the Juniors. Again, at a later period in the 
gathering a number of the young ladies escorted the visitors through 
the buildings of the college. At another time the students gave a 
delightful recital in the great festival hall, which reflected great 
credit on all who took part, and giving the visitors much pleasure. 

We might add many things to the above to show how in great 
and small matters everything was done to make the occasion a. 
happy one, but the above items will be sufficient to illustrate the 
cordiality of the reception accorded the visitors. 

The public meeting in the chapel of Converse College consisted, 
of addresses from a number of gentlemen both from Spartanburg, 

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and from abroad. The theme which called for special attention in 
all of the addresses was that of Standards ; but also there was clearly- 
sounded the note of warning against the dangerous tendency of the 
times to reduce all educational methods to the one rule of standard- 
izing as it is called. That is, of making the question of a certain 
standard the beginning and end of the educational efforts. The 
speakers were a unit in the desire to ascertain the true standard 
which should be set up, and to which all should move. But it was 
also stated just as clearly that in addition to the question of right 
standards there were obligations resting on the educators which 
called for the proper preparation for the right position in society, in 
the home, in the church, in short there is the call to train our young 
people to take their places in the world as well rounded characters, 
to be leaders for good. That there is a tendency away from this 
higher view of education no thinking mind can deny. That this 
organization of which we are speaking can wield a beneficent in- 
fluence in two great States is also apparent, and we believe that as 
an organization it will stand forth for the highest type of education, 
even though this effort may run counter to some popular modern 
ideas of a limited sphere for educational efforts. 

Of discussions in the private sessions of the meeting we will not 
speak, since they would hardly interest the general reader. The 
discussions were immensely profitable, and will tend to make uni- 
form the work in our two States. Educators were strengthened 
along lines in which they felt uncertain, and where there were per- 
plexities light was gained by some of the discussions. And so great 
was the interest in these profitable talks, freely engaged in one with 
another, that the meeting of next year was in part prepared for in 
this gathering. 

A pleasant feature at the close of the sessions was the attend- 
ance upon the address of ex-President Eliot, of Harvard University, 
delivered in Wofford College, in Spartanburg, which the Associa- 
tion attended in a body. We have not the space to outline the 
address of this leading veteran educator, who sat on the rostrum 
beside the veteran South Carolina educator, Dr. Carlyle. We will 
only say that the occasion was a most enjoyable one and was a 
happy close to a happy meeting. 

4750 The Academy. 

The officers for the next year were chosen on Saturday, the 
last day of the meeting. They are as follows : 

President — Dr. Vann, of the Baptist University, Raleigh, N. C. 

Vice President — Dr. Boyce, of Due West Female College, Due 
West, S. C. 

Secretary — Mrs. Lucy Robertson, President of Greensboro 
Female College, Greensboro, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary — Dr. Clewell, President of Salem 
Academy and College, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The important Committee on Program for the next meeting is 
made up of the following : 

President Lay, St. Mary's, Raleigh, N. C. 
President Vardell, Red Springs, N. C. 
President Daniel, Columbia, S. C. 
President Clewell, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

— We noted in our last number the gift of the handsome silver 
loving cup by Col. Fries to the Literary Society making the best 
record in certain lines of work. The first test took place on Satur- 
day evening, March 13, and was a test in spelling. The rules were 
decided upon by the leaders, and seemed to be fair and just to all. 
The test took place in the chapel. It required two hours of hard 
work to "spell down" all of the members of the two societies, and 
furthermore the unexpected happened. It came to pass that every 
member of each Society "went down" with the exception of two, 
Miss M. Sienknecht, of Tennessee, an Euterpean, and Miss Odille 
Lewis, of Virginia, a Hesperian. Then the interest was marked and 
intense. The words were given out steadily, and were spelled with 
ease and precision. Eventually, however, victory came to Miss 
Lewis and to the Hesperians, and the victor was carried out, almost 
on the shoulders of her enthusiastic companions. Not only were 
we proud of Miss Lewis and of Miss Sienknecht, but also of all the 
one hundred and more contestants. 

— The Seniors are very busy at this time. There are the essays, 
The Annual, The Toy, the Class Memorial, and a host of other 
matters to look after in connection with the closing exercisas of the 
year. Every one is looking forward to a very happy occasion. 

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All communications for this Department should he addressed to Thk Acadkmy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— We are permitted to take the following from a letter recently- 
received by Mrs. Hattie Clemmons from an old friend and school- 
male of 64 years ago : 

"You cannot conceive of my gratification on the receipt of a 
letter last week from my cousin, containing a card and a message 
from you. She wrote that she should have sent it last fall, but had 
been busy moving back to South Carolina. My mind wandered 
back to Salem, its surroundings and the dear friends of by-gone 
days, — all came with a rush of tenderness like ' a well-spring of 

" How delighted I would be to see you once again, to welcome 
you in my own home. I am living with a dear niece, her husband, 
and a sweet little daughter of six years. We live in North Carolina, 
not far from our old home, in the town of Monroe. My niece's- 
husband is a physician, and I can promise to have your health 
looked after. I would enjoy having you so much. Now think of 
it seriously, and better still put your thoughts into execution, and, 
as soon as it is warmer, come. I say warmer, thinking you may be 
like I am, have a dread of cold weather. Let me hear from you. 

" Lovingly, 

"H. M. McCall." 

— Recently we received a letter from a dear pupil of the long 
ago, Gussie Shannon, of Mississippi. She writes : 

" Do you remember Gussie Shannon and Jennie Tucker, girls 
from Mississippi ? I am a widow, have a son 14 years old, whom I 
keep at school in Waco, Texas. Jennie is also a widow, and has- 
5 children, all grown. She lives in Mississippi. 

" I am Principal of the school at this place, and have a very 
good one. My Salem education has stood the test in many States. 
I hold a first grade life certificate for the State of Texas. 

"Miss Lehman, I want to ask a favor of you. I enclose 75- 

4752 The Academy 

■cents. Please pay the man who works around the Academy to go 
to- the cemetery and get quite a lot of the vine like this leaf which I 
enclose (periwinkle) that grows on the graves there. I want lots 
of good roots to the vines, for you see I want to plant them on my 
husband's grave, and I want enough to secure a good start. Please 
do this for me, and mail it to Victoria, Texas. I nave never seen 
this vine any where but in Salem. 

" I know you will wonder how I got this leaf : I met a gentle- 
man frcm near Salem, and gave him some money to send me the 
vines : he sent me what he thought I wanted, but it was ' ivy,' acci- 
dentally, I suppose. There were in this ivy just two little sprigs of 
the plant that I wanted. 

" If there is any money left from the expense of sending please 
send me a post card of the church or any others. I love dear old 
Salem ! Hope you are well, and would be glad to hear from you. 
I would so like a catalogue of the sehool. 

" With much love to all who remember me, and much love to 
yourself, I am, 

" Yours, sincerely, 
"Mrs. Gussie Shannon Sample." 

Fanning, Goliad Co., Texas. 

— The celebration of the Bethania Centennial some days ago 
was an interesting occasion. This is the first of two celebrations 
which will take place in the congregation 9 miles north of Salem. 
The first is the centennial of the building of the present church 
edifice, and the other is the celebration oj the 150th anniversary of 
the founding of the congregation itself. The first of these two occa- 
sions was the one alluded to above. One of the pleasing features 
was the presentation of a handsome painting of "Christ in Geth- 
semane, " painted by Milsch. The original is the famous Hoffman 
picture. It is for the pulpit recess, and was a present from Mrs. E. 
P. Greider and her daughter, Mrs. Egbert Lehman, in memory of 
their husband and father, who was pastor in Bethania a number of 
years ago. 

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€iic jlttonti) in tije £>ri)ool. 

— The examinations come and go as do the months. They 
are never exceedingly welcome visitors, but to the faithful student 
their terrors are greatly diminished. 

— The Seniors gave a very interesting concert in Memorial 
Hall the latter part of February. It was a popular program, was 
•well patronized, and reflected credit on all who took part. The 
proceeds were for the Class Memorial. 

— The young people of Winston-Salem gave a very enjoyable 
•concert in Memorial Hall the middle of March. They were under 
the direction of Rev. and Mrs. Pfohl. and the work of promoting 
the great cause of music among the young is certainly a most 
■worthy one. 

— Miss Lehman's many friends will be pleased to learn that she 
is again about well, though she is still weak from her recent illness. 
She never seems more happy than when she is with " her girls," 
and they in turn certainly appreciate Tthis interest on the part of 
their wise and loving friend. 

— One of the interesting events in the near future is the debate 
to assist in deciding which literary society shall have the " Loving 
Cup" during the year 1909-10. Both societies are greatly inter- 
ested in the effort. One point has been made thus far, and that 
belongs to the Hesperians. 

— We notice, from time to time, a display of handsome work 
from the Studio, in the case on the second floor of Main Hall. 
Judging from these exhibits there must be a good deal of interest 
and successful work in the Studio. We look forward to the Com- 
mencement exhibit with much anticipation. 

— Bishop Rondthaler is regularly giving instruction in the great 
truths of Christianity as taught by all the churches. These lectures 
usually are given in Lent, and are attended by nearly all the stu- 
dents in the college. It is a great opportunity to become acquainted 
with what all of the churches teach on the subject of the generally 
accepted doctrines of Christianity. 

4754 The Academy 

— While in Spartanburg recently Dr. Clewell was disappointed' 
in the matter of seeing the former students who reside in that city.. 
He did meet Mrs. Mattie Spencer Lee and our former patron, Mr. 
T. P. Sims. But he was not able to visit Mrs. Blanche Sims Harris,, 
and also missed seeing Mrs. Susie Floyd Hodges. On the occasion, 
of another visit he hopes to meet with better success. 

— Preparations are already making for a great Union Evange- 
listic Meeting in Winston-Salem, in June of this year. Engagement 
has been made with Dr. R. A. Torrey and his corps of able assist- 
ants. The meetings will be held in one of our great warehouses.. 
That large crowds will attend these services goes without saying, 
and that much and lasting good will be accomplished is guaranteed 
by Dr. Torrey' s world-wide reputation as a wonderfully gifted evan- 

— The new Steinway Concert Grand Piano was received and 
placed in Memorial Hall during this month. This is an- event of 
real importance in the history of the Music Department. The case 
and finish are works of art, but the tone is the charm of the instru- 
ment. We will not speak of the subject at length in this item, but 
next month we will tell our readers of the various efforts which had to' 
be put forth to find what we think is one of the best concert pianos 
which it is possible to find any where. 

— Immediately after Easter the Music Department will give a 
benefit concert, with popular prices of admission, the proceeds to be 
used for the Concert Grand Piano Fund. This Concert will be 
for the purpose of giving our people an opportunity of hearing this 
the finest and best concert grand ever brought to our community, 
and it will enable the public to contribute towards the payment of. 
the same. The piano is really for the pleasure of the music-loving 
public rather than for the college proper, since its use will be held, 
for concert occasions. 

— The classes and departments have been very busy with* 
" sales" during the past weeks and have made the same very suc- 
cessful. The object of these occasions is to secure funds to liquidate 
the debt on the new hall. But we may add that the sales are very 
popular for two reasons. The one is that the girls have each week 
a sum of money which they wish to spend for ' 'enjoyment, ' ' and La 

The Academy 4755 

the second place the articles offered for sale on the occasions in 
question are always of the best, and the measure of all things is 
generous. Hence, the sales are justly popular, and serve to help 
a good cause. 

—While in New York recently Dr. Clewell and Prof. Shirley 
had the pleasure of seeing Miss Fannie Brooke and Miss Etta Shaff- 
ner, both of whom are studying in Teachers' College, Columbia 
University. Miss Brooke reports that she is greatly interested in 
her work, and Miss Shafmer assured us that she was so busy time 
seemed to fly in its course. In Boston the friends called on Miss 
Lambeth and Miss Helen Smith, both of whom were found busy 
with their music in the New England Conservatory. In Emerson 
College they called on Miss Nannie Wellborn and Miss Ruth Wes- 
sels. This personal contact with former students of our own college 
was very pleasing. 

— The Rev. Mr. Gordon was with us in a recent chapel service 
and made a very impressive address to the students. While Mr. 
Gordon is a very quiet speaker, still he is a very forcible orator, if 
we can apply the word "orator" to one who is so quiet in his 
manner. Especially impressive was the illustration of the visit of 
the " master organist" and his forceful application of the incident. 
Mrs. Gordon was in the party visiting the school on the morning 
in question, and after the chapel service the friends made an inspec- 
tion of the school buildings. They seemed to be pleased with all 
that they saw, but especially so with Memorial Hall and the Fogle 

— Mr. Ernest Stockton, the energetic and successful superin- 
tendent of Elm Street Sunday School, has planned a series of enter- 
tainments for his school which carry with them the idea of improve- 
ment as well as of recreation. One evening was prepared for by 
Miss Brushingham, and was largely vocal. Another was in the 
hands of Miss Garrison, and was chiefly elocution, and on another 
occasion Dr. Clewell took the little folks on a trip to Washington, 
Baltimore, Philadelphia by means of stereopticon views and a famil- 
iar lecture. Other lectures were given by Bishop Rondthaler and 
Col. Fries, and altogether Mr. Stockton seems to have made quite 
a success of the effort. 

4756 The Academy. 

£n fHemoriam. 

— On Tuesday evening, March 2, 1909, Julia Sanders, a beloved 
member of the Sophomore Class of Salem Academy and College, 
departed this life after a short but very severe illness. She under- 
went an operation for appendicitis, which was successfully performed 
by the best surgical experts of Atlanta and Winston-Salem. We 
were all so hopeful that the worst was over, but our Heavenly Father 
willed it otherwise. All that advanced science could do, and loving, 
devoted affection suggest was done, but in vain. 

Her two brothers, Dr. and Mr. Thorp Sanders, her mother 
and sister were in attendance at her bedside, but she fell asleep in 
Jesus about 9 o'clock on the evening of March 2. Her relatives left 
with the remains on the early morning train for their home in Penne- 
tield, Ga. 

Bishop Rondthaler made a touchingly beautiful address in our 
morning service of March 3. Among other things he said that 
' ' ordinarily the Lord Jesus uses some people for a long series of 
years here on earth, — but sometimes he calls the young, the best 
beloved, to his home on high, not that he is done with them, 
but it is just as if he said in this sad dispensation : " Julia, I want to 
use you in my heavenly home ; I have work there for you to do." 

Julia was of an especially bright and happy disposition, sunny 
and cheerful, greatly beloved by all who knew her, teachers, room- 
mates and class-mates. Our sympathies go out especially to her 
sorrowing friends and relatives, but we can only bow in submission 
to the will of Him who says, "What 1 do thou knowest not now 
but thou shalt know hereafter. ' ' We can think of her as joyous 
and happy in the Home-land, waiting to welcome loved ones there, 
when their earthly time is over. We know that lengthened breath 
is not the sweetest gift our Father has for His beloved, and He 
sometimes plucks the fairest earth-flowers to transplant them to His 
garden above. 

" 'Twas not in cruelty, not in wrath, 
The Reaper came that day : 
An angel visited the earth, 
And bore its choicest flower away." 

— L. 

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--We were greatly pained to receive a notice of the death of 
Mrs. Joseph Ollinger, of Atlanta, Ga. We deeply sympathize with 
the daughters, Misses Alice, Kate and Hattie Ollinger and Mrs. 
Crenshaw (Carrie), all of them highly esteemed Alumnae of Salem 
Academy and College, especially as the dear mother's death came 
so soon after that of their father. 

Mrs. Ollinger herself was a dear pupil of the long ago, known 
then as Sallie Bachelder, and both parents and girls have long been 
among our dearest and most valued friends. Commencement occa- 
sions scarcely seemed complete without their cheery presence and 
cordial hand grasp. 

Mrs. Ollinger had not been well for some time, but this last 
illness was sudden and severe. Her mind was clear to the end, and 
she met the Great Destroyer with a confidence and a serenity born 
of a lifetime of faith and hope and love. 

The funeral took place from their residence on North Avenue, 
Atlanta, on February 26. Thus 

" Frvnd after friend departs ; 
Who hath not lost a friend? 
There is no union here of hearts 
That finds not here an end, 
Were this frail world our only rest, 
Living or dying, none were blest." — L. 

On January 22, 1909, Martha, the wife of Mr. Augustus Butner, 
of Hall's Ferry, N. C. , departed this life after years of mental suf- 
fering. In her bright young girlhood she attended Salem Academy 
and College, and as Martha Hall was known to quite a number of 
our older Alumnae. She was a devout Christian, and a successful 
worker both in her church and Sunday School at Macedonia Mora- 
vian church as long as her health permitted. She leaves an aged 
husband with an only son and his family. Her age was 64 years. 
She is at home with her Saviour, in that land where none of the 
inhabitants thereof shall say, " I am sick." 

Mrs. Mollie Senseman Patterson, widow of the late Samuel L. 
Patterson, State Commissioner of Agriculture of North Carolina, 
died after a brief illness on Feb. 23, 1909, while on a visit to her 
nephew, Mr. Lindsay Patterson, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

4768 The Academy. 

Mrs. Patterson had spent a good part of her early life in Salem 
with her aunt, the late Mrs. L. M. Fries ; she was a teacher in 
Salem Academy and College for 3 years, and was about 60 years of 
age. Her remains were taken for interment to her home at Pal- 
myra, the ancestral residence of the Patterson family in the Happy 
Valley, Caldwell Co., N. C, and laid to rest beside her husband 
and infant daughter. 

— We have already chronicled the departure of two of our 
"Ider Alumnae, and it yet remains for us to note another, who was 
called hence in the midst of what had been a busy, energetic, useful 
life. Miss Henrietta Peterson, well known and highly esteemed 
among us, died Feb. 26, after a protracted illness. 

Educated in the Academy, she took up Stenography as a spe- 
cialty, and did faithful, efficient work, first as a teacher, and, later, 
as a regular stenographer. She was especially devoted to church 
and Sunday School work, and her warm-hearted, cheerful person- 
ality made her a general favorite. But the Master called her, and 
at the age of 31 years she entered the Heavenly Rest. 

O Spirit, freed from earth, 
Rejoice, thy work is done : 
The weary world beneath thy feet, 
Then brighter than the sun." 

— A very pleasing musicale was given by a number of the 
younger students on the 27th of February. Both the piano and 
vocal departments were represented in a somewhat strenuous pro- 
gram, which, however, was most brilliantly executed. By the way, 
we would remark right here that the Counterpoint Class has been 
doing original work as practice, and several really good hymn tunes 
and chants have been the result. Some of these have been used in 
chapel and vesper services this month. 

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En ?itQl)ter Vein. 

As Willie had Observed. 

" What little boy can tell me the difference between the 'quick' 
and the 'dead'!" asked the Sunday School teacher. 

Willie waved his hand frantically. 

"Well, Willie?" 

" Please, ma'am, the quick are the ones that get out of the 
way of automobiles ; the dead are the ones that don't." 

Had Passed that Point. 

Pat — " I hear yer woife is sick, Moike?" 
Mike— "She is thot." 
Pat — " Is it dangerous she is?" 

Mike — "Not at all ! She's too weak to be dangerous anny 
more !" 

Such a United Family. 

A young lady who possessed a small amount of furniture, in- 
cluding a piano, decided to move to the country. So she advertised 
■for room and board with a family " musically inclined." One an- 
swer seemed to fill the bill completely : 

" Deare Miss : 

" We think we kin sute you with rume and bord if you prefer 
to be whare thare is musick. I pla the fiddel, my old woman plais 
the orgin, my dotter Jule the akordien, my uther dotter the banjo, 
my son Hen the gittar, my son Jim the floot and koronet, and my 
son Clem the bas drum, whiles allufus sings gospell hims in witch 
we would be glad to have you jine both voice and pianner if you pla 
it. We pla bi eer. When we-all git started thare is raal musick in 
the are. Let us kno ef you be comin." 

Joey's Luck. 

It was Joey's first term at school, and he had had troubles of 
his own gettin used to the routine. One day a friend of the family 
said to him : " Joey, I suppose you are at the head of your class?"- 

"Oh, yeth, thir," replied Joey with a smile. 

"Why, Joey, how is that?" said his father. "You have 
always been at the foot." 

M Yelh, thir, but you thee the teacher turned the clath around. ' ' 


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Vol. 32. Winston-Salem, N. C, April, 1909. No. 2 79" 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postofnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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— The great singer, of world-wide fame, Calve, made a visit to 
the school some weeks ago, and in response to the request of the 
students sang a selection in the auditorium of Memorial Hall. 
Among the pleasant events to remember in the history of the hall 
will be this visit and the song sung for the enthusiastic young admi- 
rers of the great singer. 

— The month has been a very busy and interesting one in the 
school, all things pointing to the approaching close of the school- 
year. The arrival of the bright spring weather removes the strain 
which always attends the month of February and early March, and 
the open air life lived by the students brings with it much joy and 

— The Easter celebration was a very happy occasion in our 
school and community life. The number of visitors was large, and 
among this number were many friends of the students. But what 
impressed the careful observer more than any thing else was the 

4762 The Academy. 

reverent spirit which was abroad among the visitors. Hotels were 
filled, homes were filled, the school had many guests, the trains 
brought many for the day, and when gathered in the great morning 
procession the numbers amounted to many thousands. And yet, 
among these larger numbers there is found nothing but the deepest 
reverence and the most complete sympathy for the occasion. Easter 
at Salem is a great and a memorable occasion. 

— The two Sororities have been enjoying some bright and 
happy occasions in April, as will appear from the news items. The 
Easter Monday reception by the Phi Mil Sorority was greatly 
enjoyed by all who took part, and the later convention of the Alpha 
Delta Phi members brought many visitors, who made bright and 
cheery all about them as they renewed their college days' asso- 

— An important event in the history of the year was the final 
adjustment of the financial matter between the college and the 
Sororities. The organizations had accumulated a considerable 
amount of property, and the college paid them the figure which the 
Sororities themselves named. Much of the property is not just 
what the college needs, still the friendship of the members was the 
thing desired, and this prompt payment of the Trustees of the sum 
named by the Sororities will no doubt go far toward that end. 

— The 1909 edition of "Sights and Insights" has been received, 
and it is a work of great merit. The effort and the expense are 
great, but the financial burden is so widely distributed that it does 
not fall heavily on any one individual or class. On the other hand 
the results condense the life of the school in such a way that at a 
comparatively small cost a student takes home a picture cf almost 
all her companions, and of many pleasing scenes in campus, park 
and about the buildings. A book such as the annual is a treas- 
ure now, and will become more and more valuable as the years go 
by. The committee in charge of this work is to be congratulated 
on the success of their efforts. 

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— The Graduating Recitals are now in order. They are occa- 
sions of great interest to the friends and to the graduates them- 
selves. The music, instrumental and vocal, elocution, etc., is always 
the very best, and the fact that it is the culminating event of years 
of patient and faithful work lends additional interest. One enthusi- 
astic member of our student body exclaimed : "Why, I wrote to 
father that it was just like a wedding, only there was no bridegroom 
in the matter." 

— Two of our Trustees sailed for Europe during the present 
month, and with them a number of friends. The company will 
attend the General Synod of the Moravian Church, which convenes 
in Herrnhut, Saxony. The entire party consisted of Bishop and 
Mrs. Rondthaler, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fries and Miss Adelaide 
Fries, Miss Margaret Blair, Mrs N. S. Siewers, Rev. J. F. Mc- 
Cuiston and Rev. F. W. Grabs. The Academy wishes for these 
friends a pleasant voyage, a successful session of the Synod, and a 
safe and happy return home. 

— The Class of 1909 is characterized by the admirable virtue of 
promptness with which all things are done. The class work of 
Bishop Rondthaler has been completed and he is on the "briny 
deep" a month or more before the close of the term ; the Annual 
has been completed, delivered and practically paid for a month 
before the close of the school-year ; the white robes will be received 
by May 1, and the invitations will be on hand within a few days, 
and the Class Memorial is in the same list. Early in April this 
beautiful stone pedestal, costing by the time all has been completed 
more than $200.00, was erected. It is a conpanion to the pedestal 
of the Class of 1908, and stands in the campus at the west approach 
to the broad walk leading to the park. A bright light will burn on 
this pedestal as on the other, and frosted globes with '08 and '09 
will surmount the stone work. It is a noble monument to perpet- 
uate the memory of a splendid class. 

— This month our space is occupied largely by news, but we 
do not offer an apology for that since news is always interesting and 
easily read. 

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The following is the general outline of Commencement Week, 
though later developments may possibly change the order of exer- 
cises in minor details. The general order will be as given below : 

Thursday evening, and on two other occasions, Art Exhibit. 

Friday, May 21, 8 p. m., Expression Evening. An Eliza- 
bethan evening of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream," 
under the direction of -Miss Garrison, will be given on the campus 
in the early evening. During the play will sound forth the beauti- 
ful strains of Mendelssohn's conceptions of Shakespeare's Fancies. 
As this occasion will depend upon the weather a change of date 
with one or the other of the concert evenings may be necessary. 

Saturday afternoon, May 22, Senior Class Exercises in Memo- 
rial Hall. 

Saturday, May 22, 8 p. m., First Grand Concert. 

Sunday, May 23, 11 a. m. , Baccalaureate Sermon in Memorial 
Hall, by the Rev. William M. Kincaid, D. D., of Charlotte, N. C. 

Monday morning, May 24, Senior Class Exercises on the Cam- 
pus, Tree Planting and Presentation of Class Memorial. 

Monday afternoon, May 24, 3 o'clock, Alumnae Banquet and 
Business Meeting in College Chapel. See special notice elsewhere 
in this paper. 

Monday night, May 25, Second Grand Concert. 

Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock, May 25, Academic Procession 
and Commencement Exercises in Memorial Hall. Conferring of 
Degrees and Literary Address by Rev. Neal N. Anderson, Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C. 

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The following items have been supplied for The Academy 
by Mr. Shirley, and furnish a bird's eye view of the department 
during the last month. 

On March 29 Mine. Calve, probably the greatest opera singer 
in the world at this time, visited Winston-Salem and honored our 
college by paying her respects to the same When in Memorial 
Hall she was surrounded by a bevy of admiring girls, and in answer 
to their request she sang a selection much to the pleasure of the 
students. Her kindly expressions in regard to the school are given 
elsewhere, and one of the pleasing remembrances of the future will 
be the fact that Mine. Calve sang in our beautiful Memorial Hall. 

A very pleasing Chapel Recital was given on March 30, the 
selections being instrumental, vocal and expression. 

The Women's Christian Union of Orange Presbytery met in 
Winston-Salem some weeks ago, and our esteemed alumna, Miss 
Joe Taylor, was secretary of the same. A complimentary recital 
was given in Memorial Hall, which was apparently greatly enjoyed, 
and after the completion of the program many of the visitors in- 
spected the buildings and campus under the escort of teachers and 

The Music Department has done good work in connection with 
the Vesper Services of the year. The Paim Sunday service ; the 
service under the care of the little girls, when there were about 45 
of them were on the stage ; the .vork of the vesper choir on plat- 
form and on balcony, in semi-chorus and in antiphonal work; in solo 
and instrumental selections on piano and on grand organ, these and 
many other features have made the work of Prof. Shirley and Miss 
Brushingham to be very successful and greatly blessed. 

A pleasing feature of the lenten season was the Recital of Lenten 
Music in Memorial Hall, April 5, under Praf. Shirley's direction. 

Before Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler sailed for Europe the grad- 
uates in Piano Playing gave a pleasing little private recital for 
them, fo selections from their graduating recital music. 

A number of students from the Music Department assisted in 
the Home Church in the choir and in the orchestra on Great Sab- 
bath lovefeast and on Kaslei Sunday morning. 

4766 The Academy. 

Some days ago Mrs. Oliver, Miss Clara's mother, was speaking- 
of the purchase of our new Steinway piano for Memorial Hall, and 
in the conversation handed Miss Sallie Shaffner $10.00, saying that 
she wished that sum to be a donation toward the instrument. The 
Academy thanks Mrs. Oliver for this generous thought, and we will 
be made glad if other generous friends will follow Mrs. Oliver's ex- 
ample in this matter. 

The gift of Wagner's '• Meistersinger " to the Music Depart- 
ment, by Mr. Parker, is greatly appreciated. A notice of this gift 
will found elsewhere. 

The orchestra practice for Commencement is progressing nicely 
and the music during Commencement Week will be most enjoyable. 

No more pleasing announcement has been made recently in the 
Music Department than was that of Mrs. Margaret Nevin Leinbert's 
intention to be with us during Commencement. The Winston-Salem 
Daily Sentinel has the following to say in regard to this pleasing 
part of the Commencement arrangement : 

--Below will be found a notice of Mrs. Leibert's proposed 
visit to Salem to take part in our Commencement music. We feel 
it to be a great compliment to us to have Mrs. Leibert as a visitor, 
and we also realize that no singer has visited us recently who will 
bring with her more magnetic power in vocal music than she will 
bring. Then, too, we feel that she does not come to us on the 
basis of a commercial arrangement, but the same charm which at- 
taches itself to the tree will service of orchestra and chorus, the per- 
sonal devotion to music and to the college, will accompany this 
pleasant visit of Mrs. Leibert. 

Mrs. Margaret Nevin Leibert will sing the Soprano Solos in 
Dudley Buck's 46th Psalm, also the following selections : 

' ' Bist du bei mir " Bach 

Nymphs and Shepherds Pnrcell 

The lass with the delicate air Dr. Arne 

O beaux reves evanouis St. Saens 

Ouure tes yeux bleus Massenet 

Dich theure Halle Wagner 

Mrs. Leibert studied in Philadelphia, Pa., finishing her work 
with two years under the famov s Madame Marchesi in Paris. 

On her return to this country she took a prominent position 
musically in Philadelphia. 

Since her marriage she resides in Bethlehem, Pa., and the 
opportunities of hearing her beautiful voice have been too few. 

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Ivy Planting. 

The ceremony of the Ivy Planting took place on March 30th, 
and was a very happy and successful occasion. The Seniors marched 
from their class room to the square and then countermarched along 
the walks of the square till they came to the front of South Hall. 
There the exercises of the morning took place, the entire school be- 
ing present, and also a number of friends from the city. Addresses 
were made by Bishop Rondthaler who was at his best, and also by 
Dr. Clewell and Miss Lehman. The Class President, Miss Carring- 
ton,made a pleasant talk, and with bright songs the Ivy was planted. 

The following is the programme in full: 

Class forms at Senior Class Room and marches to front 

of South Hall. 

Song. Ivy Day Song. 

Ivy planted by President, Vice Presidents of the Class 
and Ivy Essayist. 

Song. Gaudeamus. 

Address by Bishop Rondthaler. 

Song. Spring Song. 

Address by Dr. Clewell. 

Remarks by President of Class. 

c \ a. Boola Song. 

b0n§S ' 1 b. Alma Mater. 


Class marches back to Class Room and disbands. 

The Sims " Nemebt " Scholarship. 

On the occasion of a visit to Spartanburg, at the invitation of 
Mr. Thomas Pinkney Sims, Dr. Clewell was informed by the above 
named gentleman that it was his intention to donate to the Trustees 
of Salem Academy and College the sum of SI, 000 as a Scholarship, 
the interest of which will be used perpetually for the benefit of some 
worthy student in Salem Academy and College. Mr. Sims will name 
the recipient during his lifetime, if he so desires. Under other cir- 
cumstances the Trustees will donate the money, or rather will name 

4768 The Academy. 

the beneficiary. This was a generous and happy thought on the 
part of Mr. Sims, and the many friends of this gentlemen will rejoice 
in the fact of the gift. The donation is really a Memorial, to per- 
petuate the memory of his loved ones in connection with their 
school home. To do this Mr. Sims will present a handsome brass 
tablet to be placed in Memorial Hall, and on this tablet will be the 
following inscription : 


In loving Remembrance of 
Nancy Saunders Sims, Paternal Grandmother 
Eliza C. Lyles, Maternal Grandmother 
Mary A. Sims, Mother 
Elizabeth A. Sims, Wife 
Blanche Sims Harris, Daughter 

Thomas Pinkney Sims, Spartanburg, S. C, 
by whom this tablet was erected, and 
by whom the Sims " Nemebt " Scholarship 
was founded May, 1909. 

— " The attendance at the Y. W. C. A. last evening, to witness 
the basketball contest between the Y. W. C. A. and Salem teams 
was most gratifying. The teams were well matched and reflected 
great credit on the training given them by Miss Rillie E. Garrison, 
of the Salem College Faculty, and Miss Annie Mickey. 

" The contest resulted in a score ot 7 to 6 in favor of Salem 

" The young ladies who composed the Y. W. C. A. team were: 
Miss Sallie Teague, Captain; Misses Sadie and Connie Haley, Josie 
Maxwell, Blanche Bowser, Dessie Steefle and Cordye Hudson. 

" Miss Rena Brown was Captain of the Salem Team. 

"The Junior Class was composed of Misses Josephine Daniel, 
May Coan, Mamie Norfleet, DeWitt Chatham, Margaret and Helen 
Fletcher, Ida Wilkinson, Louise Crosland, Octavia Hine, Lucile 
Hemming, Mary Efird and Mamie Whaling. 

"Prior to the game of basketball, there was a battallion drill 
and a junior class drill by the Y. W. C. A. girls. The relay race 
by both the Y. W. C. A. and Salem gi/ls was very interesting. 

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" An interesting feature of the evening was the presentation by 
'the basketball Y. W. C. A. members of a beautiful little traveling 
clock to Miss Garrison, as a token of their appreciation of her fine 
work in their behalf. To Miss Annie Mickey, in recognition of her 
•services, two lovely silver candlesticks were given, while to Miss 
Hudson a lovely bunch of white carnations was presented by Miss 
Elsie Wilson by the Friday evening physical culture class. 

"Miss Shaw, the very efficient secretary of the Y. W. C. A., 
•thanked the audience for their patronage, and expressed the hope 
that the day was not far distant when the young women of the Twin 
'City would have as creditable a place for their .athletic games as the 
young men. 

"About $20 was realized on last evening. This will be used 
•as a nucleus to purchase a gymnasium equipment for the young 
ladies. The time should not be far distant when the §200 needed for 
'this purpose will be obtained." — Sentinel. 

— " The Seniors of Salem Academy and College may feel justlv 
iproud of their handsome Annual, which is just out. It is elegantly 
bound in black leather, with gold lettering ; each page is bordered 
with clustering leaves, and is filled throughout with " Insights into 
the students and faculty, and sites of the college and its surround- 
ings." The volume, "Sights ane Insights," is 1 vingly dedicated 
to the truest, noblest and best of friends : 

Our Mothers 

! " 

" Many beautiful photographs of teachers, pupils, classes, clubs 
•and sites adorn the pages not least among them being that of Diog- 
enes, the owl, the Seniors mascot. 

" One of Miss Lehman's beautiful poems, " Memory Bells," is 
.here. surrounded by the ivy : 

-"Memory Bells ! Memory Bells ! 
How they are pealing, 
How they are stealing 
'Through the chambers of the soul 

How they roll. 
Telling of a joyous time 
With a clear and silvery chime. 
Where a merry child at play, 
All the merry spring-time day, 
Caroled happy hours away 
At her play. 

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" Now a fuller, richer tone 
Swells beneath the summer moon, 
Floods of memory are welling, 
Joy too deep and sweet for telling 

Every note foretells 

Purple pansies flush and quiver 
Whispering of the ardent giver; 

Love breathes everywhere 

On the perfumed air. 

' ' Slowly, sadly now they toll — 
'Tis the death knell of the soul, 
Hark ! the pealing monotone 
Of a dying spirit's moan; 

Gone to the joyous clime 

Of youth's glad spring-time ! 
Gone the purple shades that quiver, 

Quiver, shiver ! 
On the broad, sun-tinted river, 

Of love's summer moon, 

Gone, alas, too soon ! 

" How they toll ! how they roll ! 
Through the chambers of the soul ! 
Down Time's changeful river, 
How they quiver ! 
Shiver ! Quiver ! 
Reach at length the Silent River ! 
Spirit part in peace, 
Thou hast now release." 

"The photographs and personnel of the numerous clubs are 
prefaced with a charming picture of a small imp dancing among 
'clubs,' which are standing all round him, trying to knock thera 
with the tiny club in his hand. 

"First of the clubs is the Bandana Gang, whose motto is 
' Never put off till tomorrow any fun you can have today! ' Colors- 
all shades of red. Meeting place, from garret to cellar. Ambition — 
' To get all that's coming your way ! ' 

"Another is the 'Ramblers,' with the motto, 'Be careful, if 
you can't be good.' 

"The 'Sour Grapes' appear photographed on a bunch of 
grapes, below which are given the names of the ' Bunch/ and after 
each name, ' I don't want, &c.' 

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'The tiT ttri <> r the 'Junior Travelers' is 'Keep a-going,' and 
their destination the Senior Class. 
" Another duVs motto is: 

■' ' My name is Jiromie; 
I'll take all you'll give me.' 
" Among the ' Grinds ' we read such interesting information as 
this : 

" ' What is boiling water? ' 
" ' Water tickled to death ! ' 

" ' Multiply your feet together, then you'll have cubic feet.' 

" ' Little words of Latin, 
Little words of scan, 
Makes a mighty Virgil 

And a crazy man ! " ' — Sentinel. 

End of a Famous Dog. 

It is probable that seldom does a dog gain as much and as wide 
spread fame as did Jimty, the pug dog, special property of Master 
Aubrey Clewell, general property of the college, and so far as his 
actions could indicate, a believer in the fact that he owned and con- 
trolled the entire college together with all persons and things con- 
nected therewith. 

Jimty was a great favorite, and at times did things which were 
quite out of the ordinary. One year he was selected as the Senior 
Class mascot, and his picture was given a prominent place in 
that year's Class Annual. He was a special favorite of Miss Leh- 
man and Miss Chitty, but his one bad habit was that he invariably 
barked at the Bishop ! Now evidently it was wrong for a pug dog 
to bark at a bishop, and on many an occasion Jimty would sit sol- 
emnly on the stone steps on Academy street, and as the Bishop 
passed by he would seriously inform Jimty that he ought not to do 
such a thing. Jimty would sit respectfully during this admonition, 
and apparently agreed with it all, at least he never smiled. But, 
alas, for pug dog depravity ! Scarcely would the Bishop be twenty 
steps distant before the same old incurable "bow! wow!! wow!!!" 
would sound forth. 

Then, too, Jimty seemed to plan things which were far out of 
the ordinary realm of " dogdom." Once when he was confined in 

4772 The Academy. 

the home he seemed to resent the fact and during the time of his 
incarceration destroyed about eight dollars' worth of hats. 

Again, on the occasion of a wedding quite unexpectedly he 
walked into the church, to the horror of his owners, solemnly looked 
at bride and groom, and then apparently realizing that he was ven- 
turing a little too far, he passed out quickly, probably not observed 
by very many. 

When Mrs. Stonewall Jackson was on a visit to the Academy 
and was being entertained by Mrs. Clewell, it so happened that 
some naughty boys dropped Jimty into the fountain. He got out 
and at once rolled in the dust of the street in his wet condition, but 
evidently this process was not entirely satisfactory to him, for he 
proceeded to Mrs. Jackson's room, leaped upon the bed, and rolled 
back and forth, up and down on the immaculate white spread, with 
results which need not be described. 

Many similar experiences could be related, but, notwithstand- 
ing all this, Miss Lehman is quoted as saying that Jimty seemed to 
have more sense than was shown by some people. Whether she is 
quoted correctly or not The Academy did not verify. 

This famous pug became a great favorite in the college. Mr. 
Jahnke reports that when travelling east or west, north or south, he 
frequently had inquiries in regard to Jimty, so that the fame of the 
pug dog extended over many States. 

The time came, however, when apparently it was the right and 
proper thing to bring this eventful dog-life to a close, and a little 
chloroform in a kind but firm hand, brought on the end. He found 
a resting place under the sheltering branches of one of the giant 
oaks, where he had so often barked and sported with the many 
young people who loved him. We feel sure that as a universal pet 
he carried with him more feelings of affection than is the lot of many 
of the most favored of the canine tribe. • 

— Owing to a number of unavoidable circumstances it was nec- 
essary to defer the basket ball game with the Presbyterian College, 
Charlotte. As the Charlotte team could not change the date, the 
game was of necessity dropped, much to the regret of our team. 

— Dr. Clewell made a visit to Spartanburg, Knoxville and 
Asheville the latter part of April. 

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Ciie Ittonti) In tijc Sbtfyftol. 

— Miss Melinda Bassett was called home in April. 

— Miss Lizzie Zenor has our deepest sympathy in the death of 
a dear sister. 

— Misses Grace and Ruth Sievvers will sail for Europe im me- 
diately after the close of the school year. 

— Our sympathy is with Misses Norrine and Maggie Lacy who 
quite recently suffered the sad loss of their beloved mother. 

— Dr. Clewell addressed the school on the morning of Mar. 24, 
on the subject of the meeting of College Presidents at Spartanburg, 
S. C. 

— The ordination of Mr. Carlton White to the ministry of the 
Moravian Church was an occasion of deep solemnity in the Home 

— The arrival of the Class Annuals late in April was an event 
of intense interest. All are greatly pleased with the handsome 

— Mrs. Parkhill was on a visit to our towns for several weeks, 
and when she returned she took Elizabeth with her to their home 
in Jacksonville. 

— Mrs. Clewell sent a beautiful view of The Resurrection to 
her Salem friends, and it was hung in Main Hall, with her greetings 
on Easter Sunday. 

— Mr. Jahnke, after a trip of some length in North Carolina, 
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, returned to Salem in time to 
spend Easter with us. 

— The small grand piano which stood on the stage in Memorial 
Hall has been transferred to Miss Vest's room, and she will in the 
the future use it in her instruction work. 

— Miss Lehman and Dr. Clewell are interested in the approach- 
ing celebration of the completion of the 150th year of the Bethania 
congregation, and will prepaie historical papers for that occasion. 

— The Graduating Recitals, in the Expression Department, of 
Misses Katrina Lane, Martha Hudson and Mary Keeliln were en- 
joyable and brilliant occasions. Both teacher and pupils are to be 

— Mrs. Clewell and Aubrey made a visit to relatives and friends 
in Pennsylvania and New York at Easter time. The visit was 
greatly enjoyed, and was the first Easter Mrs. Clewell had spent in 
Bethlehem since she left that city at the time of her marriage. 

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— The tennis tournament on Easter Monday was an occasion of 
marked interest. A beautiful silver cup had been offered for the 
champion player. The tournament lasted for several hours, and 
was witnessed by many of the students and faculty, as well as visi- 
tors from Winston-Salem and patrons who were spending Easter 
with us. The interest and excitement increased as the tournament 
drew to a close. Finally, the only two remaining players were Miss 
Garrison and Miss Ruby Palmer. Victory in the end rested with 
Miss Garrison, but she, in a in at address, declined the honor of the 
cup, and presented the same to Miss Ruby Palmer, who was the 
highest on the list of students. Amid applause and enthusiasm the 
tournament was brought to a close. 

— An evening was recently spent with the history class in the 
Academy department in looking at pictures of Rome and France. 
The pictures were thrown on the screen and the informal lecture 
was delivered by Dr. Clewell. The arrangement was made by Miss 

A Lasting Souvenir. 

A young American girl was travelling in England, and, natu- 
rally she saw many souvenirs of great events. One guide was a par- 
ticularly pompous fellow. 

" This," he exclaimed, " is a cannon captured from the Amer- 
icans at the battle of Bunker Hill." 

"Urn — indeed, yes," answered the girl, "but we've got the 


McAllister — Chaffin.— -On April 6, 1909, in Pulaski, Va., Rev. J.D. 
McAllister to Miss Elizabeth Chaffin, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Chaffin. 

Walker — Hawkins.— On April 24. 1909, in Hillsboro, Texas, Mr. 
Herbert L. G. Walker to Miss Lola Elizabeth Hawkins. 

Kapp— Kapp — On May 1st, 1909, Mr. Ernest Kapp, chief electrician 
of torpedo boat Viper, U. S. N., to Miss Mamie Kapp, recently off culty of 
Salem Academy and College. 

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$n ?iigi)ter l^etn. 

Very Natural. 

A St. Louis art school graduate recently painted the picture of 
a dog under a tree so natural that it was impossible to distinguish 
the bark of the tree from that of the dog. 


We always laugh at teacher's jokes, 
No matter what they be, 
Not because they're funny jokes, 
But because it 's policy. 


An Ideal Substitute. 

"I want a piece of meat without any bone, fat or gristle," 
said the bride on her first marketing trip. 

"Yes, madam," replied the butcher, "I would suggest that 
you take an egg. ' ' 

Not Generally Known, But-— 

" Is the master of the house in ?" inquired the smooth-tongued 
book agent of the little boy who answered the ring. 

" Nope," said the boy. 

" Little boys should not tell falsehoods," said the book agent. 
" Isn't that your father reading the newspaper by the window?" 

" Yep," was the answer, " that's Pa all right, but Ma is out !" 

Doing Two Things at Once. 

A man hurried into a quick-lunch restaurant recently, and 
called to the waiter : 

" Give me a ham sandwich." 

"Yes, sir," said the waiter, reaching for the sandwich ; "will 
you eat it or take it with you ?" 

" Both," wis the unexpected but obvious reply. 

The Announcement Followed. ( 

She : "They say that there are germs in kisses. Now, what 
do you suppose a girl could catch that way?" 
He : "A husband." 


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Vol. 32. Winston-Salem, N. C, May-June, 1909. No. 280 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postofnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

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— Personal letters intended for Dr. Clewell will be addressed 
after July 10th to Bethlehem, Penn. 

— Commencement, 1909, was one of the happiest occasions of 
the kind ever known in the School's history. 

— The gift of the Simm's Memorial Scholarship was a graceful 
and a kindly act, and will do good even after the donor will have 
passed away. 

— We congratulate the members of the Senior and Junior 
Classes on the progress made in the case of the two chairs, the en- 
dowment of which they have thus happily begun. 

— The new term of School will begin September 7th, 1909, at 
10 a. m. in Memorial Hall. 

—Examinations for entrance into the several classes will be 
held Saturday, September 4th, and Monday, September 6th. In 
case of students wishing a special examination during the Summer, 
arrangements may be made by communicating with the College 

4778 The Academy. 


Last month's Bulletin which was sent to all our readers an- 
nounced the fact that after twenty-five years of service in Salem 
Academy and College, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Clewell had resigned, in 
order to accept the same position in the Bethlehem School in Penn- 
sylvania. . The announcement made the matter clear that it was a 
source of great regret to Dr. and Mrs. Clewell to leave the work and 
the friends in the home they had learned to love so dearly, but that 
certain circumstances seemed to indicate that it was a duty which 
presented itself, and believing that the blessing will come where the 
path of duty lies, they had accepted the call and would enter upon 
the new work the middle of July. 

It is but right and proper to state to the general reader in this 
official announcement that the call to the presidency of the College 
in Bethlehem came to Dr. and Mrs. Clewell unsought and that it 
was a great surprise to them. It is also right to state that the ac- 
ceptance of the same was based entirely on what seemed to be the 
path of duty, and the change is made for this reason only. These 
retiring officials of the College carry with them the most friendly 
feeling of students, faculty, patrons and trustees, all of whom have 
given to Dr. and Mrs. Clewell the warmest expressions of confidence 
and esteem. 

The Bulletin published last month also contained the announce- 
ment that a call had been extended to the Rev. and Mrs. Howard 
E. Rondthaler to succeed to the Presidency of the College. In or- 
der that our readers may become acquainted with the new executive 
we give the following facts in regard to the friends named above, the 
extract being from the Bethlehem Times, and shows the cordial re- 
lations existing between Dr. Hark, Dr. Clewell and the Rev. Mr. 
Rondthaler, as well as the three Colleges effected by this change in 
administration. After giving a sketch of the life of Dr. and Mrs. 
• Clewell who will so soon enter upon their duties in Bethlehem, Penn. , 
the article speaks as follows of Rev. and Mrs. Rondthaler : 

"Rev. Prof. Howard Edward Rondthaler, who will succeed 
Dr. Clewell at the Salem Academy and College, is a son of Bishop 
Edward Rondthaler, President of the Provincial Elders' Conference 
of the Southern Province and Mrs. Mary Jacobson Rondthaler, a 

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daughter of Bishop Jacobson and a sister of the Rev. H. A. Jacob- 
son, of East Market Street. He was born in Brooklyn on June 17, 
1871. Gradating- in three years' from the Chapel Hill University 
in North Carolina, from 1890 to 1893, he was teacher in the Boys' 
School at Salem, N. C. , from 1893 to 1894. He entered the theo- 
logical department of the Moravian College and Theological Semi- 
nary here in 1894, graduating therefrom in 1896. He was ordained 
as a deacon on July 5, 1896, and as a presbyter on March 19, 1899, 
both rites being performed by his father in Salem. From July, 1896, 
to August, 1903, he Wc.s in charge of Christ Church, at Salem, N. 
C, built Fairview church and labored in various outlying country 
charges. When the vacancy occurred in the Resident Professorship 
at the College and Seminary, through the choice of Bishop J. Tay- 
lor Hamilton, D. D. , who had filled the position for a number of 
years, as American representative on the General Mission Board, 
with headquarters at Herrnhut, Germany, Prof. Rondthaler was 
extended a call, which he accepted. On August 1, 1903, he entered 
upon his duties as Resident Professor. Since then he has contrib- 
uted a very large share to the growth and efficiency of the institution. 
Prof. Rondthaler is a versatile man, a fine scholar and an ideal 

" At the same time he has great executive ability, which he has 
displayed repeatedly and which has redowned to his honor and use- 
fulness not only as a theologian and educator but as a public-spirited 
citizen as well. He has the happy faculty of so demeaning himself 
that he makes himself a power in any community in which he re- 
sides. He is liberal and broad-minded in his views and any emer- 
gency call to any pulpit or to address religious or secular assem- 
blages always receives his prompt affirmative answer, provided he is 
not incapacitated or his engagements do not conflict. His leaving 
his alma mater will be a distinct loss not only to the institution but 
to the community as well. 

"Prof. Rondthaler was married on September 29, 1898, to 
Miss Katharine Boring, the accomplished daughter of a citizen of 
Philadelphia. Her large circle of friends will also keenly feel the 
loss of her absence, as Mrs. Rondthaler is held in high esteem by 
all those who know her and are associated with her in work. It is 
understood that Prof, and Mrs. Rondthaler will visit Winston-Salem 

4780 The Academy. 

before Dr. and Mrs. Clewell leave the Salem Academy and College 
in order to become acquainted with the new duties. Likewise Dr. 
and Mrs. Clewell will come here during Commencement Week, 
which begins this year June 13th. Dr. Clewell has been invited to 
deliver the address to the Class of 1909 on Commencement Day. 
Because of Mrs. Clewell' s home here, it is a great pleasure for Dr. 
and Mrs. Clewell to come North and become identified with work 
similar to that in which they have been engaged at Winston- Salem 
for a quarter of a century. ' ' 


The Commencement season this year was a very successful and 
delightful one. It is true that the weather was somewhat against us,, 
but in the end it did not seem to have detracted much from the en- 
joyment. We were happy in our speakers, and the musicians from 
abroad were certainly capable of inspiring enthusiasm in the large 
companies which gathered to hear them and to hear our own mu- 
sicians. The patrons seemed to enjoy everything in a remarkable 
manner, and the students were filled with the spirit of the occasion. 
And over and above all others we noted the careful hand of Prof.. 
Shirley, who, with the wisdom and insight which always character- 
izes whatever he undertakes, guided concert and other public occa- 
sions, and is yet so modest and retiring that he himself seemed 
never to appear in any prominent position. 

The story of Commencement was very interestingly told by the 
Sentinel and the Journal of our city, and no better record could be 
made than to copy from them the account of the various occasions,, 
but the space at our disposal will not admit of our doing this. How- 
ever, we will, from time to time tell of the event in the words of one 
or the other of these carefully prepared accounts. 

The Sentinel representative gives a very careful account of the 
work in the Art Exhibit, under the direction of Miss Siedenberg, 
which was open on Thursday night, in the Sophomore Room in 
South Hall. We quote from the same : 

"The room in South Hall, where the reception was held, had 
been transformed into a beautiful art gallery, where handsome rugs, 

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couches, artist's chairs and tables, and many flowers, made a very- 
attractive setting for the wealth of art displayed on all sides. Here 
were numerous drawings, the best work in this class having been 
done by Miss Alice Bennett, whose pieces are specially well exe- 
cuted. Masters Frank Holton and James Pittman did good work 
from the cast ; Miss Mary Sienknecht and little Miss Mary Holton 
some well studied still lifes ; Miss Edith Rice shows in some wash 
drawings and sketches marked talent. Other creditable work was 
done by Misses Pauline Bahnson, Irene Smith, Florence Wyatt and 
Willie McCorkle, and Masters Aubrey Clevvell and William Shirley. 

"Miss Helena Foy shows sevaral portrait studies in one tone 
water color, entirely from life, among which are those of Miss Tay- 
lor, Miss Rosenbacher and Mr. Shirley. 

' ' Miss Louise Wilson shows several landscapes in oil color and 
studies from nature of yellow and white chrysanthemums and daffo- 
dills, also some sketches from life. Miss Ruth Meinung's landscapes 
and Miss Maude Reynold's flower pieces, among them sweet peas 
"from nature, all showing a good technique. 

"In water color work Miss Caddie Fowle's landscapes are 
especially clear in tones, and Miss Julia West's work in landscapes 
and flowers is technically very well done. 

"The most prominent piece in the China exhibit is shown by 
Miss Geline Call, a large punch bowl with fruit design and autumn 
leaves in rich colorings ; twelve glass cups match the bowl, showing 
the same motifs of the design carried out in enamel ; also a very 
•dainty tea set in light green and gold with borders of trailing arbu- 
itus attracts attention to Miss Call's exhibit. 

" Still finer in execution is the work of Miss Bertha Wohlford, 
ber chocolate set in green and raised gold with figure paintings in 
the Sevres style being a little gem ; the jardiniere with fern deco- 
ration, the bowl with water lily design show in their careful execu- 
tion that she has been well trained in drawing to do this difficult 
work on China. 

" Miss Willie McCorkle also shows some attractive pieces : A 
tankard and steins with grape design in Delft blue ; a vase in dark 
green with poppy decorations, and a chocolate set in old ivory and 

' ' Little Miss Mary Holton has a very pretty berry set with 
fruit design and a coffee set in old ivory with black-eyed Susans. 

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" Miss Pauline Bahnson takes the most prominent place in the 
exhibit of dainty glasses. Very good work is also done in this line 
by Misses Geline Call, Bertha Wohlford and Ruth Meinung. 

"Miss Siedenberg was assisted in receiving and entertaining 
those who called by several of the art students, and indeed it was a 
genuine pleasure to revel in so much beauty." 

The two concerts were held on Friday and Saturday evenings, 
and were unusually successful from every standpoint. There were 
two musicians with us from abroad. The one was Mrs. Leibert, of 
Bethlehem, Penna., and the other was Dr. J. Fred Wolle, of the 
University of California. Of Mrs. Leibert the Journal says " she is 
a singer of rare charm, her clear, sweet voice expressing every shade 
of meaning, held the people in the thrall of its beauty, and at the 
close of each number the applause burst forth with a spontaniety 
that left no doubt of its sincerity. The charm of her singing was 

face as she sang the songs of this country, of France and of Ger- 
many, was pei feet. " 

The Sentinel has the following enthusiastic paragraph in speak- 
ing of our other distinguished musician visitor : 

"The grand concert on Saturday night in Memorial Hall was 
indeed a grand one, even more so than the one on the preceding 
evening for Dr. Wolle fairly took the audience by storm with his 
J magnificent Bach recital at the opening of the programme. It was 
not due alone to her magnificent voice but the expression of her 
distinctly characteristic of the old master, seeming as if he himself 
was interpreting his own compositions. Dr. Wolle' s perfect touch 
and technique, combined with soulful expression, presented tone 
pictures to the sense of every hearer, and he was greeted with spon- 
taneous applause after each number. As an encore he graciously 
presented a composition of Theite, colossal in style and almost tak- 
ing the audience off their feet." 

A friend in the audience was heard to comment on the wonder- 
ful effect of this master player with the wonderful instrument, and 
the remark was made that the marvelous melody, the overwhelming 
grandeur and power made his music seem as if " the voice of God ' ' 
was speaking through the music. 

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We return to the consideration of the first concert. One of the 
special features was the splendid work of the chorus. It is safe to 
say that never has more perfect chorus music been presented in our 
town. We are accustomed to new successes in the case of that 
master musician, Prof. Shirley, but on this particular occasion new 
glories were added by the fact that his choruses were so perfectly 
rendered that they received such persistent and continued applause 
that the Professor, bowing and smiling, came forward and they were 

It would be a serious omission if we did not specially mention 
the Salem Orchestra. They were in fine condition, and many claim 
that they have never done better work than on this occasion. The 
entire company performed its part as a unit, in perfect harmony. 

It is needless to say that Prof. Roy was a favorite. He is always 
a favorite, and he too made a special record in connection with 
these two concerts. 

Without attempting to give a criticism of the fine work of Miss 
Brushingham's Glee Club, and of the work of the individual per. 
formers, we will give the names of those who composed the orches- 
tra and chorns, and also the programme in full of the first night : 


First Violins — Miss Helen Brown, Messrs. Robert Roy, W. P. Ormsby, . 

George Woodrofte. 
Second Violins— Misses Mary Howe, Dicie Howell, Messrs. James Kapp, 

William Wright. 
Viola— Mr. Bernard Wurreschke. 
'Cello— Mr. Walter Brown. 
Double Bass— Mr. B J. Pfohl. 
Flutes — Mr. Conrad Lahser, Walter J. Hege. 
Clarinets— Messrs. W. J. Peterson, Douglas Rights. 
Cornets— Messrs J. E Peterson, John D. Stockton, Barret Wilson. 
French Horns — Messrs. Clark Starbuck, William Miller. 
Trombones — Messrs. Harry F. Mickey, Ervin Porter, Littleton Roberts. 
Tuba — Mr. Clarence Ledford. 
Tympani — Mjss Lillian Johnson. 
Great Drum — Mr. Robert Ormsby. 
Snare Drum — Mr. Bernard Rempsen. 
Cymbals and Triangle — Miss Majorie Roth, 
Organist — Miss Ivy Nicewonger. 
Pianist — Miss Rosa Deane. 
Director - Mr. H. A. Shirlev. 

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Sopranos— Mesdames H E. Fries A. E. Pless, Elma Pfohl, J. K. Pfohl, 
William Spaugh, E. C Stempel, F. W Stockton, Samuel Welfare, Misses 
Louise Bahnson, Mary Bondurant, Dora Campbell, Nonie Carrington, 
Gretchen Clement, Annie Mae Corbett, Ruth Crist, Rose Earnhardt, Mamie 
Fulp, Ruth Grosch, Helen Haynes, Dicie Howell, Arabell Joeckel, Laurie 
Jones, Lilla Mallard, Beulah Peters, Pauline Peterson, Daisy Spaugh, Pearl 
Stevens, Allen Thompson. 

Altos— Mesdames G. A. Boozer, H. S. Crist, W.J Hege, W.J. Peter- 
son, Mary Price, R. A. Spaugh, B. Wurreschke, Misses Martha Allen, Ruth 
Brinkley, Rena BroAn, Mary Crowell, Reba Du May, Lura Garner, Kath- 
rina Lane, Sudie Miller, Maujer Moseley, Marjorie Roth, Bettie Russ. 

Tenors — Messrs. C D. Cromer, J. R. Hankins, R. A. Nunn, A. E. Pless, 
j F. W. Stockton, Eugene Vogler, F. H Vogler. 

Basses — Messrs. F. F. Bahnson, Sidney Brietz, L. B. Brickenstein, E. 
A. Ebert, Dr. P. E. Horton, Mr. Clarence Leinbach, Rev. E. C. Stempel, 
' Mr. William Vogler. 


• Overture to ' ' Poet and Peasant " Brunner 

Salem Orchestra. 

The Castanet's Song Harry Rowe Shelley 

Glee Club — Miss Brushingham, Director. 
Miss Marjorie Roth, Accompanist. 

Piano Solo. The Maiden's Wish Chopin- Liszt 

Miss Emmie McKie. 

C ' ' Bist du bei mir, " Bach 

Songs < ' ' Nymphs and Shepherds, " Pnrcell 

(_ " The lass with the delicate air," Dr. Arne 

Mrs. Margaret Nevin-Leibert. 

Pilgrim Chorus from " I Lombardi," Verdi 

Chorus and Orchestra. 

Piano Concerto. Finale. Allegro con Fuoco. Op. 23. Tschaikowsky 

Miss Elizabeth Fetter. 
Accompanied on Organ by Mr. Shirley. 

a. The Snow. Op. 26, No. 1 ) , - 

b. Fly, Singing Bird. Op. 26, No. 2 } i hl 8 ar 

Glee Club. 
Violin Obligato by Mr. Roy and Miss Brown. 

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Piano Concerto. Finale, Presto; Allegro Vivace, Op.23, Mendelssohn 
Miss Lily Jackson and Orchestra. 

C a. " O beaux reves evanouis," St. Sae?is 

Songs b. " Ouvre tes yeux bleus, " Massenet 

( c. " Dich theure Halle Wagner 

Mrs. Margaret Nevin-Leibert. 

Oh, Italia, Italia, Beloved from " Lucrezia," Donizetti 

Chorus and Orchestra. 

Overture to " Eginont," Beethoven 

Salem Orchestra. 

The second concert was more largely attended as the weather 
was more favorable. We will not give the program in full, because 
of lack of space, but will give the selections of Dr. Wolle, in his 
opening recital, the first part of the program. It was as follows : 

Organ Solos by Dr. J. Fred Wolle. 


Fantasia in g minor. 

Fugue in g minor. 

Chorale : Herzlich thut mich verlangen. 
My heart is deeply longing. 

Chorale : Alle Menschen mussen sterben. 
All mankind alike must perish. 

Pastorale in C. 

Aria, in the style of a flute solo. 

Gigue, for oboe. 


Prelude in G. 

There were two things worthy of special mention in connection 
with this occasion. 

The one was the excellence of the rendition of the 46th Psalm,, 
with solos, full chorus and full orchestral accompaniment. This was 
fully up to the standard of the former concert. 

The other feature was the unusually meritorious playing of" 
Prof. Shirley's piano pupils, and, in fact, of all the piano performers. 

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They did not play like students in a college, so said Dr. Wolle, 
they played more like professional artists. 

It would also be wrong- if we did not say in this connection that 
the splendid new Steinway grand piano, sold to us recently by the 
Richmond house of Moses & Co., certainly added much to the 
pleasure of all, especially in the piano playing. 

The names of those who took part in the second night, omit- 
ting the names of the chorus and orchestra, already given, were : 

Miss Minnie McNair, Miss Lura Garner, Miss Louise Bahnson, 
and, in addition, Mrs. Leibert, Herr Roy, Rev. J. K. Pfohl, Dr. 
Wolle, with Prof. Shirley directing both concerts. 


The Class Exercises on Saturday afternoon and on Monday 
morning were unusually happy and successful. 

We take the liberty of again quoting from our newspaper 
neighbors. Of the Saturday afternoon occasion the Journal says : 

' ' Of more interest to the seniors possibly than any other feat- 
ure of Commencement at the College was the Class Day exercises in 
Memorial Hall yesterday afternoon. They realized that their life as 
a composite body was drawing to a close and the occasion meant 
much to them. Soon they will leave the walls of the dear old College 
to take their place in the larger activities of life and they naturally 
want to make the most of their last moments at the place they love 
so well. 

" Of course some of them will come to Commencements in the 
future, but it is extremely doubtful if ever, after they once leave Win- 
ston-Salem, they will all see each other again. So the occasion was 
not one of unmingled joy — sorrow had its place there. 

"The girls at all times, of course, look pretty, but yesterday, 
in their white caps a sight to thrill a beauty lover. Miss Lehman, 
the beloved of all the Seniors, had a place upon the rostrum. 

' ' The program that had been prepared for the occasion was 
delightful. The music was up to the standard, and that is enough 
to say about it. The music consisted of two selections by the Glee 
Club, one by the Cecilia Club, a piano solo by Miss Marjorie Roth, 
and a piano duet by Misses Lura Garner and Ruth Brinkley. The 
musical program was under the direction of Miss Brushingham. 

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"The class history was read by Miss Edith Willingham, of 
•Georgia. Miss Willingham read it with much expression and as she 
reviewed briefly the events of the past four years, she held the close 
•attention of the large audience that had gathered despite the threat- 
ening weather. 

" The Ivy Essay was read by Miss Helen Dulaney Haynes, of 
Tennessee. There is ivy in the greatest abundance at the College 
and the custom of each Senior Class to plant more is a beautiful one. 
The ivy planting, as Miss Haynes said, was begun twelve years ago 
•and has been growing in significance and importance every year. 
It was begun in an informal way, but each class added something 
and now the custom is one of the most beautiful of all the college 

" The class poem was read by Miss Mary Cloyd Howe, of Vir- 
ginia. The poem, which was read by Miss Howe with much ex- 
pression, was thoroughly in keeping with the spirit of the occasion 
•and reflected in a large degree the life of the College. 

" Miss Kathrina Lane, of Georgia, read the Banner Essay. It 
has been the custom, she said, of every people to have an emblem 
■of some kind, and in most instances this emblem has been a flag. 
She referred briefly to the moral effect the flag had on the people, 
notably the emblem of the cross during the great crusades and the 
.flag carried by Joan of Arc. The class pennant of garnet and black, 
with the motto, " Phi Gamma Nu " (to the victor belongs the palm) 
■was hanging over the rostrum. 

" Possibly the most beautiful feature of the afternoon was the 
transferring of the class colors and flower to the incoming Freshmen. 
The presentation was made by Miss Lilla Gray Mallard, of Winston- 
Salem, in a few beautiful words and the emblems were accepted by 
.Miss Robinson, of Florida, who had been selected for this honor. 
Miss Robinson made a short talk in accepting them, saying the 
members of her class would endeavor to prove themselves worthy to 
wear them. 

"As Miss Mallard was in the act of handing the flowers — 
American Beauty roses — to Miss Robinson, the thorns clung to her 
gown and this, as Dr. Clewell pointed out, seemed emblematic of 
the reluctance of the flowers to leave the class with which they had 
•been associated for four years." 

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The same paper continues the account of the Class Exercises on 
the Campus on Monday morning : 

" Forty-three happy girls gathered on the campus of the Col- 
lege yesterday morning, at 11 o'clock and in the presence of a large 
number of people presented their memorial to the College and 
planted the tree that will perpetuate their memory at the old place 
they love so well. The occasion was a joyful one. Everybody was 
happy. True, the girls realized that their college life was drawing 
to a close, but such a gloomy thought could not, for the time being, 
be allowed to intrude upon the happiness of the moment. 

" They had fought the fight. They had survived the battles of 
college life, at times just as real to them as the sterner battles of life 
will be later. Yesterday they were Seniors in Salem Academy and 
College. Today they will be Alumnae. They wished to make the 
most of the moment. 

' ' The class formed at the senior class room and marched around 
the campus to memorial steps. They sang "Alma Mater." Miss 
Reva Claribel Carden read an essay on "Memorials," after which 
Miss Mary Walston Keehln presented the memorial of the class to 
the college — a beautiful granite pedestal, with an electric light on top, 
similar to the one presented by the class of 1908. 

" President Clewell accepted the gift in his own intimitable way, 
sandwitching delicate humor into his remarks, yet withal showing a 
deep feeling. 


"Twenty-four of the forty-five members of the class of 1908 
were present to replant their tree, which had died. The essayist was 
Miss Pullan, of California. The tree was planted and the class yells 
were given with a zest that shows the young ladies are not very far 
removed from their college life. 

' ' Then the Seniors marched to the place reserved for their tree 
and a song, "Wake the Echoes," was sung. Miss Reba Helen 
DuMay read an essay on tree planting in general and Miss Myrtle 
Jackson Rollins read an essay on " Our Tree." And the tree — a 
maple — was planted 

" Rev. Howard E. Rondthaler was called upon for a few re- 
marks and he responded in lighter vein, speaking especially of the 

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beautiful custom of planting trees. He added approval to the sen- 
timent already expressed by Dr. Clewell, that he would be tempted 
to cut some of the trees down if it would have the effect of bringing 
the girls back, as the dying of the 1908 tree had done. 

"The 'Salem Boola Song' was sung charmingly and after 
more yells the merry party disbanded. Indeed the music for the 
occasion was exceptionally good. The Salem Band was present and 
furnished the accompaniment for all the songs, as well as music for 
the march." 


On Saturday evening, after the concert, Dr. and Mrs. Clewell 
were at home to the Trustees and Faculty of the College in honor 
•of Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler. 

On Monday evening, after "Midsummer Night's Dream," a 
second receytion was held, on this occasion to the musicians and all 
who were kindly contributing to the success of the occasion. Those 
■who were in the receiving line on these two evenings were Dr. and 
Mrs. Clewell, Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler, Mrs. Leibert and 
Dr. Wolle. 

The home was most beautifully decorated, and many ladies and 
gentlemen from the city assisted to make the occasions happy. 


A beautiful day greeted the students and their friends on the 
morning when the Baccalaureate Sermon was to be delivered, and 
the account given by the Sentinel is as follows : 

" The large Memorial Hall of Salem College was filled to its 
utmost capacity yesterday morning, as is the custom on Commence- 
ment Day. 

" After the musicians and ministers had taken their places on 
the rostrum the Seniors marched up the aisles, led by their beloved 
instructress, Miss Lehman, singing as a processional, ' Love Divine, 
All Love Excelling,' taking their places as they sang. 

" It was a treat to have Dr. Wolle at the organ. 

" Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl led in the reading of the liturgy. 

"Dr. Clewell read the Scripture lesson from the 46th Psalm 
and the 8th chapter of Luke. 

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"After the hymn, 'Come, Thou Almighty King,' had been- 
sung, the vesper choir and the church choir joined in singing a 
portion of Dudley Buck's famous 46th Psalm, ' Be still then and 
know that He is God," with orchestral accompaniment and Dr. 
Wolle at the organ. 

" Dr. Clewell, in a brief introductory speech, presented Rev. 
Dr. Kincaid, of Charlotte, to the audience. The latter said he had 
heard so much of this historic Academy and College he considered! 
it quite a privilege to come to preach a baccalaui elite sermon here. 
He took for the inspiration of his theme I Cor. 3:21, ' For all things 
are yours.' This was Paul's message to the citizens of Corinth — 
Jews, Romans, Greeks, of whatever creed, the message, the gospel 
of Jesus Christ. All the great, inspired teachers of the past, states- 
men, soldiers, sweet singers of every age are yours to teach you 
truths which are parts of the same great whole ; lay hold on every 
great truth which lifts you higher — they are yours. Truth is not 
mere opinion, and truth is not dogma. What is it? It is reality ;. 
it is God. Henry Drummond says love is the greatest thing in the 
world, yet truth is mightier than love ; it must be near the heart of 
Christ. All truth is ours, yet not for ourselves alone, but for the 
good of the world. God has indeed set us in a large place. The 
world is yours ; God is the real landlord, the sole proprietor, there- 
fore it is for the children to enjoy. Make the most of it immediately, 
for it will soon be gone ; face the certainty of present opportunity, 
the divine present, the now. 

' ' Life is also yours for engaging in the service of God and of 
mankind. We are only half civilized as yet, and are merely tend- 
ing towards that higher sphere of society when the evils of crime, 
poverty, greed and cruelty shall be exchanged for perfect conditions. 
And death is yours, with all it stands for of a glorious awakening. 
Death that is not the Titan darkening the sun, but the angel with a 
solemn though kindly face, with trowel and plummet, rearing the 
structure upon which are placed things present and things to come 
and immortality. In his personal application Dr. Kincaid said, 'All 
things are yours, the world, life, death — all things with one excep- 
tion — you are not your own ; you belong to those about you, to live 
a self-forgetful life, emulating the example of Him who ' came not to 
be ministered unto, but to minister.' 

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" After an earnest invocation of God's blessing by Rev. H. E. 
Rondthaler, Mrs. Leibert sang ' I will extol Thee, O Lord,' singing 
as she had not done at either of the concerts. Her whole souj 
seemed to be pouring itself into the music, soaring up to limitless 
heights. Both the singer and Dr. Wolle at the organ were in such 
perfect sympathy, each expressing intensest feeling that a thrill went 
through the audience. 

"The service closed with a favorite hymn and one that stands 
for grandeur, ' Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.' Dr. Wolle suited 
the organ accompaniment to the triumphant theme of the stanzas, 
producing a great swelling flood of grandest music, which almost 
overwhelmed his hearers, many ceasing from singing to listen to the 
grand volume of vocal and organ music, some visibly moved to tears 
by the overpowering effect. 

" The benediction was pronounced by Dr. Kincaid. 


The account of the Alumnae banquet was very full and inter- 
esting as given in the city papers, We cull from both accounts : 

" Never in the history of old Salem' College has a more beau- 
tiful and at the same time moie thoroughly enjoyable function of any 
character been given than the Alumnae Banquet of yesterday after- 
noon. A large fountain, enameled in white, stood in the center of 
the chapel, surrounded by fresh, cool-looking ferns, while among the 
white pebbles in the basin gold fish darted in and out. Just under the 
spray, continuously dripping into the basin beneath, were clysters of 
maiden hair fern and jack-in-the-pulpit. From this centre numer- 
ous snowy tables radiated, all decorated in white and gold, relieved 
with the delicate green of maidenhair fern and asparagus. The cen- 
trepiece on each table was a big bowl of white roses, while toward 
either end of the table stood a tall vase of field daisies and ferns. 

Running the length of the centre of the tables a graceful garland of 
asparagus fern etched itself upon the napery, with a big Marechal 
Neil rose scattered here and there." 

" The Banquet was a tender and touching occasion. Ladies 

had come from all parts of the country to visit once more the scenes- 

of their college days and they were happy in meeting each other. 

Before the banquet was over, however, a spirit of sorrow was inject- 

4792 The Academy. 

ed into the occasion. Very little is being- said about the leaving of 
Dr. and Mrs. Clewell, but the thing that was uppermost in the 
minds of all could not be kept down completely and as the last toast 
was proposed by Mrs. Hazel Dooley Norfleet, ' Now then, be hon- 
est, give us your favorite,' — Mrs. Clewell — there were wet eyes in 
the hall and the ladies were not ashamed of their tears." 

The following is the menu and the toasts as was shown on the 
cards, tied with a gold cord — the college colors, being white and 
.gold : 

Deviled Crabs Banquet Wafers 

Cucumber Salad 

Sliced Tongue Olive Sandwiches 


Salted Almonds Pickles 

Coffee Iced Tea 

Cherry Punch 

Chicken Salad Beaten Biscuit 

Icecr.eam Cake Mints 


[Arranged by Mrs. W. F. Shaffner.] 

"To thee and thy company, I bid a hearty welcome." 

Toast Master — Mrs. Kate Bitting Reynolds 
" Speak now, or forever hold your peace " 

Absent President to Alma Mater . . Miss Adelaide Fries 
Read by Mrs. Lucy Patterson, First Vice-President 

The Literature Chair . . . Miss Nonie Carrington 

President of Senior Class 

" I love it, I love it, and who shall dare 

To chide me for loving th it . Literature Chair." 

The Chair of Mathematics . . . Miss Beulah Peters 

President of Junior Class 

Oh ! Dear me, what's one and won ! 
Teacher, 1 can'i do this su n ! ! 
.Auld Lang Syne .... Mrs. Lucy Patterson 

" Should Auld acquaintance be forgot ! " 

P f Mrs. Ellen Blickenderftr Starbuc':, 1844-51 

Kesponses j Mrg _ Louige p Bjuing) 184y _. 5l 

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"The Old Willow" .... Miss Anna Buxton 

"The Schoolgirl owned the grateful senss 
Of comfort near, she knew not whence 
And, pausing felt with heart so free 
The benediction of a tree." 

School Days ..... By Visiting Alumnae 

" Playmates and friends, Welcome Here ! " 

To Guess Who ? . . . Mrs. Hazel Dooley Norfleet 

" Careless — 

Now then, be honest, give us your favorite, 

Why I have withheld her only in compassion to you, 
If 1 toast her you mu t give a round of her peers which 
is impossible on earth." 

The following- persons attended attended the Banquet : 
Mesdames Julia Stockton, Julius Eldridge, C. B. Pfohl, H. A. 
Pfohl, L. P. Bitting, R. T. Steadman, L. M. Porter, R. A. Jenkins, A. 
Pegratn, H. J. Crute, Ellen Starbuck, E. A. Ebert, F. J. Liipfert, 
D. Rich, C. F. Shaffner, C. E. Shelton, H. E. Vogler, Mamie B. 
Owen, J. T. Joyner, W. J. Peterson, G. H. Rights, R. E. Dalton, 
W. N. Reynolds, B. S. Nissen, Wm. Lemly, B. S. Cox, C. E. 
Johnson, G. G. Reeves, Lindsay Patterson, Robert Spaugh, H. E. 
Fries, Mary Price, Mary V. Horton, M. F. Patterson, J. C. Buxton, 
•George Norfleet, E. C. Clinard Elma H. Pfohl, W. A. Blair, Bettie 
B. Vogler, R. A. Spaugh, E. S. Crosland, G. A. Boozer, Walter J. 
Hege, Frank Stockton, W. L. Siewers, H. F. Shaffner, T. F. Mal- 
loy, J. T. Sevier, E. R. Tighe, Egbert Lehman, O. M. Craig, 
Loula Moore, D. D. Shelton, B. J. Pfohl, J. S. Roth, H. R. Brown, 
W. T. Carter, J. F. Shaffner, Jr., Reynolds, R. Jones, Ed- 
mund Patterson, Louis G. Shafer, W. L. Welcker, — McMillan, 
Carl V. Cox, Francis E. Eggert. Misses Ellen Ebert, Elizabeth Pfohl, 
Emma Leinbach, Emma Greider, Louie Grunert, Mary Wommack, 
Carrie Jones, Kate Jones, Delia Johnson, M. E. Vogler, Jessie C. 
.Stanton, Elizabeth Heisler, Sallie C. Shaffner, Marguerite Fries, 
Daisy Spaugh, Mary Meinung, Amy Van Vleck, Caro Buxton, 
•Constance Pfohl, Virginia L. Keith, Sallie L. Vest, Mamie Thomas, 
L. C. Shaffner, Ethel Pullan, Sarah Gaither, Ethel Parker, Laurie 
Jones, Emma Lehman, Louise Bahnson, Pauline Bahnson, Arabel 
Joeckel, Beulah Peters, Nonie Carrington, Margaret Bessent, Dor- 
othy Doe, Grace Siewers, Mamie Fulp, Mary Heitman, Robbie 
Mickel, Claud Winkler, Mary Crowell, Daisy Brooks, Flossie Mar- 
tin, Lena Roberts, Josephine Parris, Isabelle Rice, Bertha Wohlford, 
Grace Starbuck, Ruth Meinung, Pearl Stevens, Bessie Weatherly, 
Maria Parris, Annette Welcker, Ward Moore, Caddie Fowle. Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Montague, Rev. and Mrs. J. K. Pfohl, Dr. and Mrs. 

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J. H. Clewell, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Fries, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. 
Shaffner, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Laugenhour, Dr. and Mrs. H. T. 
Bahnson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Siewers, Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Rond- 
thaler, Dr. and Mrs. Kincaid, Mr. H. B. Gunter, Mr. Joeckel. 

While the delicious six course luncheon was being served, Herr 
Roy, Herr Lasher and Mr. Claude Robeson, of Greensboro, dis- 
pensed the sweetest of music, the selections being frequently gener- 
ously applauded. 

Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, who presided over the first part of the 
banquet, read a cablegram from the President, Miss Adelaide Fries, 
from Dresden, wishing joy and happiness for all the Alumnae. She 
likewise read a letter from Mrs. Taft, who had been invited to be 
present, expressing regret that she was unable to do so. 

Mrs. Bettie Vogler, Secretary of the Alumnae Association, read 
a short report, telling to whom the various Scholarships had been 
awarded. She also read the Treasurer's report, which showed that 
some good work had been done. 

Mrs. Patterson announced that Mrs. W. N. Reynolds would 
" chaperone this party " for the rest of the time and Mrs. Patterson 
read a message from the absent President, Miss Fries, as follows : 
" To the Alumnae Association of Salem Academy and College : 

"When you read this I shall be far away, but I will be with. 
you in thought, wishing you all joy in your reunion. It is fitting 
that an association such as ours should now and then break bread 
together in token of the common interest which binds us to each 
other and to our Alma Mater ; pleasant also to give audible ex- 
pression to memories of the past, and bright hopes for the future. 
Permit me therefore to give you the first toast for Alumnae Day, 
1909, our Alma Mater, Salem Academy and College. May she long 
instruct, uplift and strengthen the young womanhood of our land ; 
may her Alumnae ever uphold her loyally, and may each succeeding 
generation of students learn to esteem her and to love her as do we." 

Adelaide L. Fries, President. 

"We wish that space permitted us to give all of the toasts, but 
we will confine our report to only two. Miss Nonie Carrington,. 
president of the Senior Class, responded thus prettily to the toast,, 
' The Literature Chair ' : 

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Once long' ago in fairy land 

There lived three noted bears. 
Goldilocks played the shabby trick 

By breaking up the chairs. 
Of literature our chair is made, 

And it is strong and stout ; 
Please, won't you sit in it, Miss Lehman, 

It never will wear out. 

"To the toast, 'The Chair of Mathematics,' Miss Beulah 
Peters, president of the Junior Class, responded as follows : 

The Class of Juniors of 1009, 

Wanting to do something rare and fine, 

Pay a tribute to one most faithful and true, 

Who has stood by us all — our teacher, Miss Lou, — 

As sure as it is, four lines make a square, 

So Miss Lou deserves to sit in the old Math chair, 

From old isosceles triangles to circles we fear, 

She has brought us back safely to all things square, 

And though we thought we'd have hydrostatics, 

Here's to Miss Lou and old mathematics. 

" Extremely touching was Mrs. Lindsay Patterson's response 
' Auld Lang Syne.' In her brilliant way she began wittily, but as 
she began to talk of the days of ' Auld Lang Syne ' she grew tender, 
her voice trembled with the intensity of her feelings, and as she fin- 
ished her talk it seemed a full moment before the applause burst 

" This toast was also responded to by Mrs. Ellen Blickenderfer 
Starbuck and Mrs. Louise Wilson Bitting, both of the Class of '51. 

" To the toast, ' School Days,' several of the ladies responded, 

among them being Mrs. Tighe and Mrs. Sevier, of Asheville ; Miss 

Kate Jones, of Bethania ; ^Mrs. Craig, of Mississippi ; Miss Pullan, 

of California and Don Shelton, of Mt. Airy. Mrs. W. A. Blay; 
gave a toast to Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler. 

"The most touching scene of the whole afternoon was at the 
last when Mrs. Hazel Dooley Norfleet arose to the toast, ' Guess 
Who?' She asked that everybody stand up, and her words were : 

" Careless— ' Now, then, be honest, give us your favorite.' 

"Charles — 'Why, I have withheld her only in compassion to 
you. If I toast her you must give a round of her peers which is 
impossible on earth.' 

"To Mrs. Clewell.' 

"The scene touched Mrs. Clewell so deeply she was hardly 
able to reply. 

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midsummer night's dream. 
[From the Sentinel and Journal.] 

"Although the rain yesterday afternoon caused the plans of 
Miss Rillie Garrison to be abandoned at the last minute, ' A Mid- 
summer Night's Dream,' presented in Memorial Hall last night 
to an immense audience, was all that could be desired. There was 
nothing lacking in the presentation except space, and over that the 
fair young actresses had no control. 

" The stage presented quite a sylvan appearance, with trees, 
palms, mossy banks, etc. , a decidedly pretty background for the 
dancing fairies and misguided lovers. The orchestra, stationed at 
the foot of the stage, under the able direction of Mr. Shirley, played 
the Mendelssohn music composed for ' Midsummer Night's Dream;' 
at the appropriate moment, when at last the tangled love affairs had 
been straightened, and both Demetrius and Lysander awoke to love 
the proper lady, the familiar Wedding March suggested their future 

" Miss Katrina Lane as the duke took her part splendidly with 
a big voice and pompous bearing. The parts of Lysander and 
Demetrius were also well taken by Misses Martha Hudson and Mary 
Motz. Misses Luna Holton and Mary Keehln were admirable love- 
lorn maidens as Hermia and Helena, till Puck, in the person of Miss 
Nonie Carrington, helped them out of the tangle, ejaculating, 'Lord, 
k vhat fools these mortals be !' In fact, both Puck and Oberon (Miss 
Kate Hawes), were kept busy with their magic spells both among 
their own fairy folk and the foolish mortals. They even caused the 
iairy queen, the fair Titania, to become ' enamoured of an ass.' 

"The burlesque play, given for the court's entertainment, was 
irresistibly comical, Bottom, the weaver, impersonated by Miss Eliz- 
abeth Ramsay, of Asheville, making the hit of the evening ; he, or 
rather she, with her big voice and grotesque heartiness, convulsed 
the audience ; the other participants in this mock play were ridicu- 
lously amusing likewise, particularly the one representing moonshine, 
with a rusty lantern swinging from a stick, leading a little wooden 
•dog ; and the wall with a chink in it. This portion was explosively 
:funny, and the players did their parts splendidly to keep their coun- 

" The prettiest parts of the play were those in which the fairies 

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appeared, dancing over the stage, among the green, in soft, pastel 
robes, with gauzy, spangled wings ; here were Pease Blossom, Cob- 
web, Moth, Mustard Seed, dancing attendance upon the fairy queen. 
Titania ; while sprightly Puck, in Lincoln green, with elfish laugh- 
ter, was Oberon's special messenger. All the costumes were splen- 
did, those of the duke and other members of the court being espe- 
cially handsome. 

" Miss Garrison and her class in Expression are most happy in 
the result of their large undertaking and months of earnest work. 
The entire affair was gone through with perfect smoothness, produc- 
ing a pleasing impression which will not soon be foigotten. 

" The following persons took part in this play : Theseus, Duke 
of Athens, Katrina Lane ; Egeus, father to Hermia, Elsie Sims ; 
Lysander, Demetrius, lovers of Hermia, Martha Hudson, Mary 
Motz ; Philostrate, Master of Revels to Theseus, Maujer Moseley ; 
Quince, a carpenter, Winnie Warlick ; Snug, a joyner, Addie Young; 
Bottom, a weaver, Elizabeth Ramsay ; Flute, a bellows-mender, 
Nell Speas ; Snout, a tinker, Maria Parris ; Starveling, a taylor, 
Ward Moore ; Hippolyta, Myrtice Culton ; Hermia, Luna Holton ; 
Helena, Mary Keehln ; Oberon, King of the Fairies, Bettie Russ ; 
Titania, Queen of the Fairies, Ethel Hooks ; Puck, a sprite, Nonie 
Carrington ; Pease Blossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustard Seed, general 
fairies, Rena Brown, Inez Hewes, Marguerite Stanton, Anna Ogburn. 


The Commencement occasion itself was a composite program, 
and we will again use the liberty of gathering together the descrip- 
tions of the papers, and the outline of the addresses : 

" Commencement at Salem Academy and College was brought 
to a close yesterday by the delivery of the Literary Address by Dr. 
Neal L. Anderson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of this 
city ; the presentation of the Sims Memorial by Mr. H. E. Fries 
and of the Alpha Delta Phi Memorial by Rev. H. E. Rondthaler ; 
the awarding of the Diplomas by President Clewell, and the trans- 
fer of the Cap and Gown to the incoming Senior Class. 

"The Seniors formed a line at 10 o'clock, linked together by 
the beautiful daisy chain. A photograph of them was taken and 

4798 ' The Academy. 

into Memorial Hall they marched, headed by Miss Lehman and 
Mrs. Clevvell. Preceeding these two were Drs. Clewell, Anderson 
and Kincaid and Revs. H. E. Rondthaler, J. Kenneth Pfohl and E. 
S. Crosland ; Little Misses Inez Davis, of Seattle, Wash., and 
Edith Broadwood, of Florida, carried the Diplomas. 

"To the strains of Heintze's 'Triumphal March,' played by 
Prof. Shirley, the procession moved upon the stage, half of the 
Seniors going up one side and half up the other. They formed a 
double line upon the stage and at a signal they dropped the daisy 
chain — symbolic of the breaking of the ties that held them together 
as a composite class. They then took their places. 

"Upon the stage besides those already mentioned were Prof. 
Shirley and Miss Brushingham and Judge James L. Webb, who had 
adjourned court in order to attend the exercises. 

" The Cecilia Club sang two pretty selections, ' Maytime,' and 
the favorite, ' In Old Madrid,' very sweetly, after which Rev. J. K. 
Pfohl read as a scripture lesson, First Corinthians loth chapter Dr. 
Kincaid followed with an earnest invocation of God's blessing. 

" 'These Are They,' from Gaul's ' Holy City,' was well sung 
by Miss Dicie Howell, with organ accompaniment by Mr. Shirley, 
after which the orator of the day, Dr. Neal Anderson, of the First 
Presbyterian church, of this city, was presented by Dr. Clewell. In 
his remarks President Clewell said it was his desire that this day 
should be the very brightest and happiest of the Commencement. 

" In the beginning of his address Dr. Anderson stated that he 
was grateful for the privilege of standing here to-day and giving his 
message. However, President Clewell had placed a seal upon his 
lips when he bade every one be cheery ; it had been in his heart to 
say a word of appreciation and love in President Clewell' s behalf, 
' yet now his wishes should be regarded, and with cheerfulness we 
will bid him Godspeed, not that our hearts are so cheery, nor that 
his is so cheery as he would have us believe, but that God's way is 
best.' Dr. Anderson went on to say that 'we open our arms of 
welcome to him who comes to us, and hail him as worthy to follow 
in the steps of President Clewell. 

" As was expected, the speaker's address was a truly scholarlv 
one, dealing with the dominance of religion in a well-rounded edu 
cation. Among other things, Dr. Anderson said : 

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"I do not say that religious dogmas should bias a scientific 
education, yet I do wish to be understood as saying the religious 
spirit demands of science that its researches be restricted to its own 
domain. Religion demands freedom for its own faith. No man 
hath seen God at any time, and He cannot be known through scien- 
tific data, but through the Word which was made flesh and dwelt 
among us. 

' We have passed from the age when the church of God and 
Christian men submit the fundamental truths of religion to scientific 
analysis — these truths lie deeper than any analysis, than any science. 

' When we look at literature as literature merely, we do not find 
its loftiest expression in Plato and others, but in the Psalms of David 
and the writings of Isaiah. There is a great gulf fixed in literature 
between these who write without chart and with no hope and those 
who interpret life as redeemed and purified through God. The finest 
in sculpture has been found in those who, aside from technique, have 
spiritualized and idealized their subjects. 

" In painting nothing has been preserved to us finer than the 
'Last Supper;' then more recently the ' Angelus,' portraying devo- 
tion of husband and wife toiling together in the field, the distant 
church bell calling them to prayer, a life based on love, duty and 
worship of God. 

" At the conclusion of his address, Miss Brushingham sang the 
beautiful German song, ' Die Lorelei,' and as she sang one had no 
need to wonder that the young ladies of the College always play so 
well their parts, for it was very evident that their instruction has been 
of the very first class." 


Tke Sims Memorial. — Then followed the presentation of gifts, 
the first one made by Mr. H. E. Fries, for his friend, Mr. Thomas 
Pinkney Sims, of Spartanburg, S. C. 

Mr. Fries spoke as follows : v 

44 Dr. J. H. Clewell,- President ; Trustees of Salem Academy and 

College ; Ladies and Gentlemen : 

" I wish to congratulate you, Mr. President and those asso- 
ciated with you, that this Memorial Hall is fast becoming a Hall of 
History — as well as a Memorial Hall. 

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" It affords me a very great deal of pleasure to represent on 
this occasion my personal friend, Mr. Thomas Pinkney Sims, of 
Spartanburg, S. C. 

"It was my privilege, a number of years ago, to meet Mr. 
Sims in business transactions. Since then I have noted with pleas- 
nre his continued success in life, and also noted that, amid trials and 
sorrows which come to many of us, he has borne himself as an 
earnest, consecrated, Christian gentleman. 

"In February, 1907, he first wrote me concerning a scholar- 
ship to be donated to this institution in memory of his loved ones, 
and it is now my pleasant duty, in his behalf, to present to this 
institution $1000.00, to be known as the Sims ' Nemebt ' Memorial, 
which, in his peculiar name, represents the first letter of the names 
of the following persons : 

Nancy Saunders Sims, Paterna^ Grandmother 
Eliza C. Lyles, Maternal Grandmother 
Mary A. Sims, Mother 
Elizabeth A. Sims, Wife 
Blanche Sims Harris, Daughter, who grad- 
uated from this institution in 1898, and 
Thomas Pinkney Sims, Spartanburg, S. C. , 
who, to the honor and memory of his loved 
ones, donates this memorial, with the earnest 
hope that the annual income from this fund 
will be beneficial to many daughters of our 
fair Southland. 

"A handsome bronze tablet bearing the above names, now 
adorns the southeast wall of this Auditorium, and we invite an ex- 
amination of the same as you pass near or through the main door 
to the east. 

"It is interesting to note that both his paternal and maternal 
grandmothers were born in 1810, and that one entered this institu- 
tion in 1821, and the other in 1824. His mother attended the insti- 
tution in 1839, and his daughter from 1891 to 1893. 

Salem Academy and College has been fortunate in receiving 
many memorials from classes and friends, donated in memory of 
relatives, teachers, friends and classmates. This very handsome 
donation to the institution differs from others, inasmuch as it repre- 
sents four generations. The donor himself, as well as those whom 

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he thus honors, are non-residents of our State, but, like many others, 
he entertains a very grateful and affectionate feeling for the institu- 
tion which has been so intimately associated with his family for well 
nigh a century. 

"I regret very much that circumstances beyond his control 
prevent Mr. Sims from being present on this occasion. I feel sure 
he would be deeply interested in these exercises, and, while absent 
in person, we can rest assured that his thoughts and his heart are 
with us." 

The Sorority Memorial. — A beautiful memorial is to be placed 
in Alumnae Hall, the college hall of memory, by one of the Sorori- 
ties, the Alta Delta Phi. The memorial is to be an exquisite piece 
■of statuary, of finest Carrara marble, imported direct from Italy, 
and is to be placed in the hall in memory of Miss Helen Wilde, who 
was a member of Sorority, and graduated two years ago, dying 
only a few weeks later in Jamaica, W. I., where she had gone to 
visit her parents. 

The young ladies were particularly happy in their choice of the 
statue, having selected Hebe, the personification of eternal youth 
and the blooming freshness of youth and nature. Miss Wilde pos- 
sessed a singularly bright and happy disposition, having been one 
of the very popular girls in her class, so this subject for the memo- 
rial seems to be peculiarly fitting. Hebe was considered the most 
beautiful of the ancient deities, and is represented as offering the 
•cup to the gods. 

The statue itself will be four feet high, and will stand upon a 
pedestal of similar height, of imported marble. 

The college is most happy in the prospect of having this exqui- 
site piece of imported classic sculpture, probably the only one in the 
city, which is a distinct influence in art, just as Hoffman's famous 
picture of "Christ in the Temple," which hangs in the college 
chapel, and which was copied from the original by an artist in Dres- 
den, is a source of pleasure and educational influence. 

Rev. H. E. Rondthaler was called upon to make the presenta- 
tion address, and as he arose he made some very feeling remarks, 
almost overstepping Dr. Clewell's injunction to good cheer. Turn- 
ing to him the speaker said : 

' ' As your successor, I shall endeavor affectionately, earnestly 

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and happily, to carry out the principles and somewhat of the ex- 
ceeding self-sacrifice which have been yours, if deeds and thoughts 
and acts can express anything in the years to come." 

Dr. Clewell said Dr. Anderson and Mr. Rondthaler had been 
treading on dangerous ground and he could not acknowledge it now 
more than to call his helpmeet to him — in spirit — and grasp the 
hands of the two speakers. 


Dr. Clewell said it gave him much pleasure to announce that 
the Juniors and Seniors had raised between $600 and $700 for the 
two chairs that had been recently established in the college — the 
Lehman Chair of Literature in honor of Miss Lehman, and the ShafE- 
ner Chair of Mathematics in honor of Miss Lou Shaffner. 

He also acknowledged the receipt of a beautiful solid mahogany- 
chair from the Class of 1902, a companion piece for the beautiful 
mahogany pulpit and pedestal that now adorn the stage. 


The Trustees have awarded the Columbia University Scholar- 
ship, value about $700, to Miss Robina Mickle, of Winston, a merra- 
ber of the faculty of Salem Academy and College. 


Dr. Clewell announced the election of the following officers for 

the Alumnae Association : 

President — Miss Adelaide Fries. 

First Vice President — Mrs. Lindsay Patterson. 

Second Vice President — Mrs. W. N. Reynolds. 

Third Vice President —Mrs. J. H. Clewell, of Bethlehemi 

Fourth Vice President — Mrs. E. R. Tighe, Asheville. 

Fifth Vice President — Mrs. Cappie N. Craig, Mississippi. 

Secretary — Mrs. Bettie B. Vogler. 

Treasurer — Miss L. C. Shaffner. 


President Clewell said the graduates had requested him person- 
ally to present their diplomas this year, and as it was rather a diffi- 
cult undertaking for him just now he had his notes at hand for fear 
of trouble. He spoke as follows, the students standing as he ad- 
dressed them : 

'I in. Academy. 4803 

To the Class of 1909 : 

I fully appreciate the honor which has been shown me by the 
request to to the class of 1909 their diplomas on the occa- 
sion of their graduation. 

This is true because of a number of reasons. One of these rea- 
sons is that the class has made so fine a record, as a class and as 
individual?. You have set a standard for your class life which has 
called forth many kind expressions from both faculty and fellow stu- 
dents. It is true that it is an honor because I feel that we have be- 
come personal friends, for at no time during the past months and 
years has there been an occasion when an estrangement has been 
allowed to come between us. And I feel it an honor to present to 
you your diplomas because of the worth of the degree it confers up- 
on you, and because of all that it stands for in the past, in the future, 
and in this hour. 

A diploma represents a course of study completed; for this rea- 
son it is a thing to be proud of. But it stands for more than past 
work. It tells us of possibilities in the future. 

During the past days one and another of your number have 
spoken to me in regard to the future. I recall one special instance 
in which there appeared much hesitation, in view of the fact that 
what we term "real life" was so near at hand. I endeavored to 
show that the world needed the willing and worthy young woman; 
that she would find joys in the increased responsibilities; that she 
would represent a power for good if she was faithful to her duty.. 
As we spoke together the brightness of this wider life began to ap- 
pear to her, and I noted a new light in the eye, a happy smile on. 
the lip, and a joy of pleasant anticipation on the face. 

Let this little friendly talk with one of your number be the 
general guide to your well earned diploma. 

Let these diplomas be to you the symbol of strength. Rejoice- 
in your strength. When you enter upon new duties do so in the 
happy realization of your power. Let each one determine that her 
life will be a life of greatness. A life of true greatness. Greatness 
of life is not measurtd by the size of the work done. 

The sun in the immensity of its heat and power is great. But 
so too is the blade of grass, the drop of rain and the modest violet. 
Each one of these — both great in size and small in size — are truly 

4804 The Academy. 

great in quality. In the same manner we speak of the general, the 
statesman and the scientist, as being great. Equally true is it that 
the young woman is great who in home, in the church, in society, 
in the chosen profession does her part well. Her greatness is as 
perfect and as excellent as is the wider and the larger greatness of 
the famous man in his sphere. Be satisfied with no position except 
one of true greatness, and in striving for true greatness remember 
the conclusions which we reached in our studies in the class room, 
that no man ever attained to true greatness if the ethical was omit- 
ted from his life. 

In our school life we have allied the purely intellectual with the 
pronounced ethical. In later experiences in life, when you form 
your circle, your sphere, do not forget to join the ethical influence 
with every other influence. If you do this you will soon recognize 
your power; those about you will soon recognize the exalted platform 
on which you stand; and when you have reached this exalted posi- 
tion, then draw all those about you upward to you, and great will 
be their joy and your joy. Many will rise up and call you blessed. 

I will not to-day allude to possible troubles. They will come, 
but with them will come the needed strength, and from tribulations 
often comes the pure gold of character. 

To-day we speak only of the happy graduation thought and 
what it means, past and future. We expect much of you. Think 
of half a hundred bright young lives, and what a movement for good 
they can set in motion. The results no one can estimate. When 
we hear of your joys and successes we will rejoice with you. When 
perchance the shadows of sorrow fall aslant your lives, feel assured 
that our hearts will bow with your hearts, and your sorrow will be- 
come our sorrow. 

We will not be surprised when we hear of your successes. 
Even now we pr edict them. 

Go into the vacation time with glad hearts, and rejoice in every 
pure and innocent joy. Climb mountains, traverse continents, cross 
oceans, and revel in the grandeur of nature as well as in the smile of 
art and the joy of music. But in all of these pleasures let no unclean 
thing come near you, in mind or in spirit. 

From vacation time go confidently into duties, as they come to 
you or you to them. Thus years will come and years will quickly go. 

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But on this great and happy day, one of the greatest and hap- 
piest days you have thus far had in your life pilgrimage, our mind's 
eye looks far down the vista of opportunities and our wish can possi- 
bly be best expressed by the Latin writer, whose words you have so 
often heard, " vivat, crescat, floreat," and hovering over and above 
this wish may there ever be the Blessing of Almighty God. 


The names of the graduates are as follows : 

Collegiate Department. 

Martha Rae Allen, Rena Josephine Brown, Reva Clarabell 
Carden, Maude Esther Carmichael, Nonie F. Carrington, Lollie 
Leota Clinard, Annie Mae Corbett, Sadie May Dalton, Reba Helen 
DuMay, Anna Carraway Farrow, Anabel Huske Gray, Fannie Par- 
ker Hales, Sadie Agnes Haley, Elizabeth Caroline Hamner, Carrie 
Dickens Hawkins, Helen Dulaney Haynes, Mary Ethel Hooks, 
Mary Cloyd Howe, Delia Lee Johnson, Mary Walston Keehln, 
Isabel Kathleen Koerner, Kathrina Lane, Bertie Alma Langley, 
Margery Juline Lord, Lilla Gray Mallard, Evelina Jones Mayo, 
Lu'a Colonna Motsinger, Anna Ogburn, Mary Pauline Oliver, Ruby 
Lake Palmer, Sallie Virginia Payne, Julia Peebles, Mary Williams 
Pulliam, Maude Edwin Reynolds, Myrtle Jackson Rollins, Marjorie 
Irene Roth, Margaret Sienknecht, Claude Victoria Shore, Sallie 
George Stafford. Bessie Victoria White, Edith Willingham, Martha 
Louise Wilson, Elizabeth Lear Zenor. 

Piano Playing. 

Elizaheth Fetter, Lura Eliza Garner, Lily Estella Jackson, 
Emmie Washington McKie, Minnie Lou McNair. 

Martha Amelia Hudson, Mary Walston Keehln, Kathrina Lane. 

Phonography, or Shorthand. 

Georgiana Blanche Bergeron, Stella Winnifred Conrad, Ethel 
May Masten. 

Indnslrial Department — Domestic Science. 

Reva Clarabel Carden. 


Piano Playing — Ruth Ray Brinkley. 
Organ Playing— Winnie Warlick. 

Plain Sewing. 
Geneva Robinson, Edith Willingham. 

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transferring cap and gown. 

Lastly, came the interesting ceremony of transferring the Cap 
and Gown to next year's Seniors. The president and vice president 
of the Senior Class, Misses Carrington and Haley, and the president 
of the Junior Class read essays on this subject : the former con- 
taining sage advice and the latter meek acceptance and promise* to 
uphold the high standard of their illustrious predecessors. 

The entire company then joined in the Doxologv, after which 
Rev. E. S. Crosland pronounced the benediction, and as the gath- 
ering happily dispersed, while Mr. Shirley played Whitney's Pro- 
cessional March, all agreed with Dr. Clewell that smiles were better 
than tears. 

Address of Mrs. L. P. Bitting at the Alumnae Banquet. 

The toast of our young sister, speaking in the praise of the 
graduates of '49, what their inspiring example, long lives of useful- 
ness and unselfishness have meant to the world and graduates of to 
day, is a toast to which I feel inadequate to reply. 

I've often thought how beautiful a volume of short biographs of 
the many who have graduated in the early life of this venerable old 
School, would be to us of '49, and all along the line to 1909. 

Among the pleasures and blessings of life there are few sweeter 
than the memory of the dear friends of long ago. There is not a 
Southern State, and many of the Middle and Western States, but 
have been benefited by the influence of the grandmothers and 
mothers who were graduates at this School. We hear from them in 
all the leading walks of life, prominent in church and state, patriotic 
and strong, but generous and gentle, with a beauty of strength and 
depth of devotion to their people and country that is pleasing and 
helpful, and should be an inspiration to those who follow in their 
footsteps in this dear old Academy Home. How dear to we girls of 
'49 is the memory of the old days and the girlish recollections that 
visit us in our dreams, calms our joys and soothe us in our sorrows. 
How sweet the bond here formed of lasting and cordial affection, 
which reaches down to this hour, and it all seems as it were but as 
yesteday, though I know it is in the foregone days of " Auld Lang 
Syne." That was a good, slow age with its inconveniences and 
trials unknown, yet it had many pleasures, if not the advantages of 
today. Much is due the old Academy for the progress and thrift of 
this generous age, which is putting education and training into the 
head of woman, making her alert, self-reliant and capable, bracing 
her up to bear life's ills undaunted. The world is not going astray, 

The Academy. 4807 

but growing in the love of God, charity, truth and knowledge, and 
the education of women is doing this, and we girls of '49 — though 
we have passed the three score and ten mile stone of life, we hope 
we have had a share in the good work. The years call us old, but 
'tis only on the outside. Our hearts are voting and fresh and we 
can feel and love and trust the same as in days of " Auld Lang 
Syne," we girls of '49. 

Tho' 60 years have passed since we in jaunty pinafores 
And gingham frocks and curly locks, did dust and sweep the floors, 
We still recall the many things we learned in Salem School 
And all these years, we hope, have tried to live the Golden Rule. 

We 'broiderad, sewed and painted, and memory says that we 

Did learn all rules in Murray, also the Rule of Three. 

Tho' these were all forgotten ere many years were gone, 

We learned in place that good old rule, " two agreed make one." 


Received for Alumnae Hall : 

Mrs. Dee Rich '. $ 5.00 

Music Faculty, March 1 15.90 

Sub-Freshman, February Sale 32.85 

Music Faculty, March 15 30.40 

Academy B Class 25.00 

Music Faculty, March 29 22.20 

Music Faculty 16.95 

Kramsch Step, interest 4.50 

Freshman, additional 7.20 

Class '09 3.50 

Mrs. Dee Rich 10.00 

Miss Bertha White 2.00 

Cash 5.00 

Commencement Concert. . ; 117.42 

Total to date, $24,020.44. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

Worlev— Moorman.— On May 6th, at Edgewood, Lynchburg, Va., 
Mr. N. Maynard Worlev to Miss Corinna Moorman. 

Willingham— Fries.— On May 19th, in Salem, N. C, at Bon Air, Mr. 
Richard Willingham to Miss Eleanor Fries. 

Salley— Morrison.— On June 2nd, Mr. Alfred I. Salley to Miss 
May Morrison, of Statesville, N. C. 


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VqI. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C, October, 1909. No. 281 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to THt Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

2£ tutorial. 

— The opening exercises of the year 1909-'10 were held on 
Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, at 10 o'clock, in Alumnae Memorial 
Hall. Visitors and friends occupied and completely filled both wings, 
and the pupils of the College filled the middle seats and the balcony, 
forming an inspiring audience of some seven or eight hundred per- 
sons. Prof. Shirley officiated at the organ, playing the proces- 

Accompanying the incoming President were the Revs. J. K. 
Ffohl, pastor of the Home Church, Salem, and William Lambeth, 
of Walkertovvn, N. C. 

A letter of greeting and salutation from Bishop Rondthaler, the 
President of the Board of Trustees, who had just landed from his 
European tour, but was still in the New England States, was read, 
and this was followed by a brief address on the part of the new 
President. Miss Brushingham sang "The Song of Spring," and 
after the stirring hymn, " O God, our help in ages past," the Room 
Companies and Day pupils passed in procession to their respective 
class rooms, and the work ot the year was promptly and enthusi- 
astically commenced. 

It was a striking tribute to the organization of the institution 
that with such smoothness and promptness actual work could be 
commenced on the very morning of the day that the College opened, 
and that over 200 new pupils were in their places and at work before 
the college year was 24 hours old. 

4810 The Academy. 

— On Monday night, Oct. 18th, pursuant to a call issued by 
Profs. Shirley and Muzzy, "The Chorus" for the new year was 
organized with some 40 members present. The first work taken 
Mp is in preparation for a concert to be given in Memorial Hall dur- 
ing the month of November, and, judging from the enthusiastic 
beginning made, there is great promise that this first occasion nnder 
the joint directorship of Profs. Shirley and Muzzy will be a musical 
event of unusual interest. 

— A large number of new casts and studies in colors are being 
added to the equipment of the Art Department. The casts have 
been procured from P. P. Caproni, of Boston, and include such sub- 
jects as Rosette from the Frieze at Notre Dame, Cupid's Heads, 
Hand of Venus de Medici, Calla Lily, French Peasant. 

— The staff of The Annual, or, as it is better known, Sights 
and Insights, has been fully organized, consisting of the following : 

Editor-in-Chief — Flossie Martin, Mocksville, N. C. 
Assistant Editor — Bessie Weatherly, Elizabeth City, N. C. 
Business Manager — Lena Roberts, Fries, Va. 
Assist. Business Manager — Evelyn Woods, Jacksonville, Fla. 
Artist — Bertha Wohlford, Charlotte, N. C. 
Literary Editors — Maud Louise Keehln, Salem, N. C. ; Annette 
Welcker, Knoxville, Tenn. ; Eleanor Bustard, Danville, Va. 
Club Editor — Maria Parris, Hillsboro, N. C. 
Adv. Editors — Grace Starbuck, Pauline Bahnson, Salem, N.C. 

In addition The Ivy staff has been elected, and is at work : 
Editor-in-Chief — Lena Roberts (E. L. S. ), Fries, Va. 
Asst. Editor — Almayne Lane (H.L.S), Valdosta, Ga. 
Bus. Manager— Ruth Greider (ELS.), St. Thomas, D.W.I. 
Literary Editors — Flossie Martin (E. L.S. ), Mocksville, N. C. ; Eve- 
lyn Woods (H. L. S)., Jacksonville, Fla.; Eleanor Bustard 
(H.L.S.), Danville, Va. 
Adv. Editors — Annette Welcker (E.L.S.), Knoxville, Tenn.; Bes- 
sie Weatherly (H.L.S.), Elizabeth City, N. C. 
Staff headquarters have been established in a cozily fitted room 
on the ground floor of Main Building, south-east corner, and here 
the young ladies, upon whom this editorial responsibility rests, are 
busily at work almost every afternoon, gathering material, correct- 
ing proof, arranging advertisements, and, in general, doing those 
many things which are necessary for the successful publication of 
these two organs. 

The Academy. 4811 

— The Class of 1910 will, no doubt, long point with pride to 
the fact that it was the originator of the Cremation Ceremonies at- 
tending the donning of the cap and gown. This spectacular addi- 
tion to the college events was very successfully inaugurated on the 
night of Sept. 30. Various mysterious preparations had been in 
progress for several days, which culminated in a twilight invitation 
to everybody to gather on the main pleasure ground at 7 o'clock 
•on the said evening. Just as dusk was falling a black-robed pro- 
cession of Seniors marched from the rear of Annex Hall, circled the 
grounds and gathered about the glowing bonfire in the midst of the 
main walk and in the presence of the entire school. Class songs 
were rendered in a spirited manner, short addresses were delivered, 
and the climax of the occasion was reached when suddenly each 
Senior drew from beneath the folds of her gown her old straw hat, 
•and added it triumphantly to the leaping and crackling bonfire. 
Altogether this occasion was picturesque, original and successful, 
and has undoubtedly come to remain as a fixture in the class exer- 
cises of the college year. 

— Throughout the summer and into the fall great interest has 
been displayed in all this neighborhood over the national Automo- 
bile Highway, projected from the city of New York to the city of 
Atlanta. It traverses this community by way of Kernersville and 
Greensboro. Local automobilists have displayed energy and enthu- 
siasm in the efforts which have been extended for the securing and 
promotion of this great Highway, and incidentally the community 
has received a great amount of publicity. As various touring par- 
ties have visited Salem and the Academy and College we have been 
"forcibly reminded of the old days, when patrons, with their daugh- 
ters, reached this place by private conveyance, after journeys which 
sometimes occupied many days, and involved the roughest of moun- 
tain roads. 

— Very general sympathy was aroused by the sudden interrup- 
tion to Prof. Muzzy' s work, in the second week of the opening of 
the College, through the announcement of the sudden death of his 
mother at Worcester, Mass. Prof, and Mrs. Muzzy left immedi- 
ately for the North, .and were absent for a week in attendance upon 
the funeral. 

4812 The Academy. 

— A notable celebration occurred on Saturday and Sunday, 
Oct. 1(5 and 17, commemorating the One Hundred and Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the founding of Bethania, a Moravian village eight 
miles north cf Winston. Salem. 

Bethania was crowded for two days with friends and former 
residents who had returned to the old home place for this interest- 
ing occasion. 

Of especial interest to our Alumnae will be the fact that Miss- 
Lehman had prepared a most interesting and exhaustive historical 
paper for this occasion, in which she recounted the varied story of 
Bethania' s experiences since 1759. In addition Miss Lehman wrote 
a poem for the celebration, which she delivered to the intensely in- 
terested throng present in the old church on Sunday afternoon. 

The two stanzas which we have ventured to select from the 
whole poem will indicate the inspirational character of the entire 
production, and its fidelity to the events being thus commemorated: 

" A century and a half ago a band of earnest men 

From old Bethabara came forth to this sequestered glen, 

They'd left their homes across the seas, a virgin soil to find, — 

A place where they could worship God according to their mind, 

A fuller freedom still they craved, a wider field to scan, 

Where they could think, and toil, and strive, and work out every 

So to Bethania they came, — beloved home of peace, — 
To raise their sacred altars in a howling wilderness, 
Their voices rose in prayer and praise through leafy woodland aisles, 
While savage bears and panthers were prowling through the wilds, 
And Indians, more relentless and cruel still than these, 
Were stealing through the forests, peering through quivering leaves. " 

"When success had crowned their efforts, when homes and church 

spire rose, 
One by one they gently laid them down to a long repose ; 
Left their dwellings in the valley for the ' Village on the Hill,' 
Where they rest from all their labors, and their, works do follow- 
Where the ancient cedars darkle, where the periwinkles creep, 
Twining lovingly about them, in their silent, dreamless sleep, 
Done with all their early struggles, knowing nothing of our fears ; 
How they rest, those early fathers ! through a hundred rolling 
years !" 

The Academy. 4813 

— Amongst the visitors to the Academy and College during 
the late summer and early fall we note Mr. B. P. O'Neal, of Macon, 
Ga. ; Mr. R. O. Bean, of Atlanta, Ga. ; Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman, 
•Greensboro, N. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ray, Martell, Florida ; 
Mr. J. A. Hadley, Mt. Airy, N. C. ; Mr. R. G. Briggs, Wilson, 
N. C. : Mrs. Don Shelton, Mt. Airy, N. C. ; Mr. L. H. Smith, 
Liberty, N. C. ; Attorney General Cates, Knoxville, Tenn. ; Miss 
Venable, Durham, N. C. ; Mr. C. L. Emanuel, Borden, S C. ; 
Mr. Stanhope Bryant, Randleman, N. C. ; Mrs. Best, Kinston, S. C. ; 
Mr. J. W. Paschal, Yanceyville, N. C. ; Mrs. Dale, Chihuahua, 
Mexico ; Mr. C. B. Griffith, Athens, Ga. ; Mr. and Mrs. Royal, 
Wilmington, N. C. ; Dr. J. L. Jackson, New York City ; Rev. W. 
L. Grissom, Greensboro, N. C. ; Mrs. W. L. Ranson, Roanoke, 
Va. ; Mrs. W. L. Welcker, Knoxville, Tenn. ; Mrs. Luda Morrison 
Thompson, Statesville, N. C. ; Miss Maddox, Atlanta, Ga. ; Miss 
Louise Wilson, Ft. White, Fla. ; Judge and Mrs. F. T. Stout, Cor- 
sicana, Texas ; Mr. C. H. Thomas, Florence, S. C. ; Mr. H. W. 
Adams, Lynchs, Va. ; Mr. W. D. Brooks, High Point, N. C. ; 
Messrs. P. H. Booe and W. N. Poindexter, Walkertown, N. C. ; 
Mrs. E. C. Duncan, Raleigh, N. C. ; Mr. Tyre Glenn, Greensboro, 
N. C. ; Mrs. J. T. Pruden, Greensboro, N. C. ; Dr. C. B. Ingram, 
Mt. Gilead, N. C. ; Mr. C. F. Finch, Thomasville, N. C. ; Mr. J. 
D. McNairy, Greensboro, N. C. ; Mrs. A. M. Miller, Goldsboro, 
N. C. ; Capt. B. E. Sumner, Salisbury, N. C. 

— An interesting feature of the recent Piedmont Fair, held in 
Winston-Salem during the week Oct. 5 — 8, was the exhibition of 
the Domestic Science Department of this institution, as arranged by 
Miss Fannie Brooke, Teacher. 

A luncheon table formed the center of the exhibit, tastily set in 
a color scheme of yellow and white, the school colors, which was 
carried out in beautiful detail in the flowers, fruit and place-cards 
employed. The menu was as follows : 

Grape fruit on the half-shell. 

Spanish Salad. Beaten Biscuit. 

Tongue. Rolls. 

Chicken Pates. 

Olives. Almonds. 

Mints. Coffee. 

4814 The Academy. 

Adjoining this exhibit was a very attractive display of preserved 
and canned fruits, berries, etc., prepared by this year's class. 

In a neighboring booth an interesting hand-book of the Sewing 
Department, representing each step in the course prescribed in Plain. 
Sewing, attracted much attention and interested comment. 

On the opening day of the Fair the entire Academy and College 
was in delighted attendance, and it was very generally agreed that 
this year's exhibit far exceeded in beauty and interest anything hith- 
erto attempted by the Piedmont Fair Association. 

— Great pleasure is being taken almost daily in the new Pavil- 
ion, which occupies the site of the old "Wheel House," in the 
midst of the Pleasure Grounds. During the summer the time-worn 
old building, so familiar to Academy girls of several generations, 
was removed, together with the old wheel, which many years ago 
pumped the water to supply the institution. All this is now gone 
save the foundations over-hanging the brook, upon which has been 
built an open-air Pavilion, furnished with seats, which afford a de- 
lightful resting place within sound of the rippling brook, and com- 
manding an attractive view up and down the pleasure ground dell 
and off to the wide meadows lying to the southward. 

— Just far enough to be thoroughly ' ' out of the way' ' and still 
near enough to be within distant view from our grounds there is 
being constructed a great steel "trestle bridge" which will carry 
the Southbound Railroad on its newly constructed line from Win- 
ston-Salem to Charleston, S. C. , via Wadesboro, N. C. 

This new road will furnish us with splendid transportation facil- 
ities to a country which has hitherto been reached with difficulty 
from Winston-Salem, and, at the same time, will place this commu- 
nity upon a great trunk line from the Middle States and Northwest, 
south to the Atlantic seaports of South Carolina and Georgia. It is 
hard to state in terms sufficiently free from exaggeration how much 
the building of this new road will mean to the community and, per- 
haps, in particular to Salem Academy and College. So long have 
we suffered from inefficient railway facilities and the absence of 
through trains, that this coming promise of a great railway line 

The Academy. 4815 

passing through our community is like the herald of a new day. Its 
exhilarating influence is evident in every line of business and com- 
mercial enterprise, and it is a matter of no slight moment that one 
of our own townsmen and a devoted friend of the College, Mr. H. 
E. Fries, is the President of this great railroad enterprise. 

— The Walking Club, or to be more exact, the Exploring 
Club, which numbers some 35 more or less ardent pedestrians, has 
been making fine use of the exhilarating Fall weather which we 
have enjoyed during the late September days and throughout the 
month of October. As a rule the pilgrimages have avoided the 
main highways leading out from town, and have found great pleas- 
ure in following the lesser known paths and lanes. Spots of rare 
beauty have in this way been discovered — like the long walk among 
the birch trees, near the upper creek bank, and the rocky glen three 
miles from town to the southeast ; the mountain-like mossy path 
through the woods near the " big trestle ; the beautiful greensward 
beyond the Wheeler farm, which makes all the Tennessee girls feel 
at home again ; the deep sandy path near the filter beds, a delight 
to the Florida girls ; not to mention the steep climb to the high 
knoll south of town, with a view reaching on clear days to the Vir- 
ginia mountains, nearly sixty miles distant. 

— A most valuable addition to the Library has recently been 
procured in the four volume edition of " The South in the History 
of the Nation." This monumental work, which contemplates twelve 
full volumes, presents the story of the South in its historical outline 
in art, in religion, in commerce, in education and in social life as- 
seen by Southerners, inasmuch as all the writers are men of the 

The title of the series, " The South in the Building of the Na- 
tion," indicates the general point of view from which the work has 
been planned and executed. Owing to peculiar conditions, the 
South was, and to some extent still is, a sort of political and eco- 
nomic unit — a definite section — with an inter-related and separate 
history, special problems and distinct life. It has been attempted,., 
without disparagement to other sections, to provide for a judicious 
and unimpassioned account of the important and honorable part the 
South has contributed to the history and wealth of the Nation. 

-4816 The Academy. 

Since it is the function of the historian not only to narrate facts 
but to interpret them, the writers have been selected from scholars 
who, because of their thorough familiarity with the historic tradi- 
tions, sentiments and facts of the South, are best qualified to write 
its history. Through their intimate knowledge of and contact with 
the South, it is believed that the contributors of these volumes have 
had a special preparation for the work they have undertaken. 

— We are indebted to the well known publishing house of 
Ginn & Co., whose branch houses are in Boston, New York, Chi- 
cago and London, for a set of new volumes, just published, of ex- 
ceptionally fine make-up. The subject matter is of the very best, 
while the arrangement is superior to any thing of the kind we have 
so far met with and examined. 

The books are as follows: "History of English Literature," 
by Wm. J. Long, Ph. D., of Heidelberg University, Germany. 

The periods are arranged and named as follows : 

1. Anglo-Saxon, or English Period. 

2. Anglo-Norman. 

3. Age of Chaucer. 

4. Revival of Learning. 

5. Elizabethan Age. 

6. Puritan Age. 

7. Restoration. 

8. Eighteenth Century Literature. 

9. Age of Romanticism. 
10. Victorian Age, 

with a valuable Bibliography at the close. 

Then we have a finely prepared collection of " English Prose" 
from 1137 to 1890. A companion volume, entitled "English Poe- 
try" from 1170 to 1892, beginning with selections from "the Or- 
mulum," "Beowulf," Layaman's "Brut," and coming down 
through the ages to Swinburne, Arnold, Rossetti, Browning, &c. 

It is a treat to handle such books, as one would enjoy the 
beauty and fragrance of delicious fruits, and then enter upon the 
full appreciation in taste, the richness of which would please any 
intellectual epicure. The compiler of these two large volumes is 
John Matthews Manly, Ph. D. , head of Department of English in 
University of Chicago. 

The Academy. 4817 

— The news from Bethlehem brings most enthusiastic report of 
the work which Dr. and Mrs. Clewell have taken up in the admin- 
istration of the Bethlehem Seminary for Women. An increased 
attendance is not the least encouraging feature of their new work. 
Important additions have been made to the Faculty, and notable 
improvements effected in the buildings and grounds. 

From the last number of the Bethlehem Seminary Bulletin we 
•extract the following : 

"An Old Legend. — 'Colonial Hall,' the oldest building of 
the group, was erected in 1748, and has all the architectural simplic- 
ity and dignity of the genuine colonial style. It is one of the oldest 
buildings still standing in Bethlehem, and one around which cluster 
many varied memories. From its roof the Moravian trombones 
used to be played, and tradition says that once, during the French 
and Indian War, this was the means of saving Bethlehem from 
massacre and destruction. A band of Indians had stealthily come 
down the river, and lay waiting for the darkness of night before 
making their attack on the sleeping settlement. At sundown, how- 
ever, they heard a strange melody, as it were floating down to them 
■from the sky. It surely seemed as if it could be naught else than 
the voice of the Gr^at Spirit, warning them that the pale-faced 
brethren were under His care, and that he would not permit them 
to be harmed. They held a hurried council ; and then silently 
manned their canoes and paddled away again in the darkness. 
And so Bethlehem was saved from a bloody and cruel fate. 

"Famous Pupils. — Evidently Washington was impressed 
■with the place and school, for it was not long after that, on his rec- 
ommendation, his young niece, the beautiful Eleanor Lee, was en- 
tered as a pupil. Among the earliest distinguished pupils was 
Chancellor Livingston's daughter, Cornelia, who afterwards became 
the charming wife of Robert Fulton. She was engaged to him when 
he astonished the world by his trial trip of the Clermont on the 
Hudson, and she was the only woman to make that trial trip with 

— Word has been received from The Leland Co., 557 Fifth 
Avenue, New York, that work is progressing in the studios at 
Pietrasanta, Italy, upon the marble statue of Hebe, which is, in due 
time to be presented by the Alta Delta Phi's as the Helen Wilde 
memorial. The statue proper will be four feet in height, and will 
surmount a green marble pedestal. 

4818 The Academy. 

— The following is the List of Class Officers for the year 1909- 


President — Annette Welcker, Knoxville, Tenn. 
1st Vice President — Maria Parris, Hillsboro, N. C. 
2nd Vice President — Lillian Spach, Salem, N. C. 
Secretary — Bessie Weatherly, Elizabeth City, N. C. 
Treasurer — Caddie Fowle, Washington, N. C. 
Historian — Evelyn Woods, Jacksonville, Fla. 


President — Dicie Howell, Speed, N. C. 
1st Vice President — Elsie Haury, Newton, Kansas. 
Secretary — Mable Briggs, Winston, N. C. 
Treasurer — Almayne Lane, Valdosta, Ga. 
Historian — Louise Horton, Winston, N. C. 
Poet — Olive Rogers, Morristown, Tenn. 


President — Gretchen Clement, Lynchburg, Va. 

1st Vice President — Helen McMillan, Knoxville, Tenn- 

2nd Vice President — Eunice Hall, Winston, N. C. 

Secretary — Julia West, Raleigh, N. C. 

Treasurer — Louise Moore, Washington, N. C. 

Historian — Faith Fearrington, Winston, N. C. 

Poet — Alice Bennett, Winston, N. C. 


President — Mildred Overman, Salisbury, N. C. 
Vice President — Ruth Giersh, Salem, N. C. 
Secretary — Margaret Brickenstein, Salem, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mary Thompson, Falls, N. C. 


President — Elizabeth Duncan, Raleigh, N. C. 
Vice President — Margaret Blair, Salem, N. C. 
Secretary — Mary Bean, Jonesboro, Ga. 
Treasurer — Cletus Morgan, Winston, N. C. 

class c. 
President— Rosa Hazen, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Vice President — Clara Oliver, Knoxville, Tenn_ 
Secretary- -Louise Vogler, Salem, N. C. 

The Academy 4819 


President — Margaret Simmons, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Vice President — Shirley Watkins, Winston, N. C. 


President — Annie L. Brower, Salem, N. C. 
Vice President — Marion Blair, Salem, N. C. 


— Nellie Ware was, at late accounts, enjoying a visit to New 
Haven, Conn. 

— Katrina Lane has not forgotten us, as she is visiting old 
friends and schoolmates. 

— Sadie Robbins has been visiting Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Tate 
at their beautiful home In Gibson, N. C. 

— A card from Mabel Hinshaw states that she is in thejnidst 
of her work at Ft. Mill, S. C, and enjoying it, too. 

— Helen Buck has been in the west for three months, had^a 
lovely time in North Dakota. 

—Fannie Hales is having a royally good time in Washington, 
D. C. , and of course the magnificent Congressional Library greatly 
interests her. 

— Mamie Fulp (Mrs. Lewis) has kept us posted with Hier en- 
joyable voyage to Manilla, touching at many notable places, such 
as Genoa, Gibraltar, and, finally, Fort Santiago, Manila. [Our^best 
wishes attend her. 

— We have received notices of several new arrivals, one,: little 
Dorothy Margaret, in the family of our friend, Dora Haury Ouin- 
ing, Newton, Kansas. Another is Master Edwin Green Penn, in 
the family of Laura Hairston Penn. 

— A number of Postcards very beautifully and interestedly 
show the whereabouts of some of our girls of last year and before. 
One from Nonie Carrington shows that she is at work in Boston, 
perfecting herself in Expression, and boarding with Miss Garrison. 

4820 The Academy 

— Miss Alma Whitlock, '08, of Salisbury, N. C. , is now teach- 
ing school at Atkinson, N. C. 

— Pupils from the days of Rev. J. T. Zorn's Principalship will 
be interested to learn that his daughter, " Lktle Emily," now Mrs. 
Frederick Richards, of Glens Falls, N. Y. , is planning to spend 
Christmas amidst the old Salem surroundings as the guest of Mr. 
and Mrs. W. A. Blair (Mary Fries). 

— Mrs. L. M. Tingley, known here as Lou Boyd, formerly of 
North Carolina, now living at Manteo, Fla., visited here recently 
for the first time since she left Salem in 1864. Mr. Tingley noted 
many changes in the 45 years, and yet was pleased to find some of 
her teachers here who remembered her very well. 

— On the morning of Oct. 14 the sudden news was received 
of the death of Mr. Joseph Rice, of Bethlehem, Pa., father of Miss 
Isabelle Rice, one of our teachers. Mr. Rice was a life-long friend 
of " Salem," and, in earlier years, a frequent visitor here. He was 
President of the Moravian Historical Society and a devoted Trustee 
of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary. 

— Announcement was made in Chapel service, on Sept. 23, of 
the completion of twenty-three years of faithful and valuable service 
by Miss Anna Butner, Assistant in the Household. Every one who 
has known " Salem " from the inside during the past two decades, 
has ccme in contact with "Miss Anna," and her painstaking care 
of the domestic arrangements falling under her supervision, has con- 
tributed no little to the well being of the whole institution. 


Received for Memorial Hall : 

Salem Congregation $45 85 

Summer Sales 30 57 

Miss Etta Shaffner 25 00 

Miss Kate Eborn 5 00 

Goose Party 70 00 

Junior Sale 30 00 

Total to date, $24,227.86. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

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tit f-H cm o riant. 

Among- the beloved Alumnae of the past years who have gone 
into the Better Land since our last issue we note the name of Mrs. 
|. J. Dunlap, of Wadesboro, N. C. , perhaps better remembered 
among us as Tinnie Little, who died June 8th, 1909. She and her 
sister, Julia, were among those faithful, practical, good girls who 
are enshrined in the memorfes of those who knew and loved them, 
like the perfume of dear old-time flowers, never to be forgotten. 
Julia, Mrs. J. B. McMurray, died in 1894, and now her older sister 
has joined her in the circle beyond the River. 

Then, too, comes the fragrant memory of a singularly pure 
and beautiful life, ended as far as this world is concerned on May 
30, 1909, in Norcross, Ga. It was that of Mrs. Annie North Crutch- 
field Callaway. She was a lovely character as a school-girl, en- 
deared alike to companions and teachers by her lovable qualities of 
mind and heart. Eight years ago she was married to Mr. Merrel 
F. Callaway. One little son preceded her, dying at the age of 13 
months, but she leaves a beautiful child, William Crutchfield, 14 
months old. Mrs. Callaway was stricken by that fell disease, appen- 
dicitis, which has carried off so many of our brightest and best. 
She was taken to the hospital, but after a brave fight, at her own 
request, she was brought home again, where, surrounded by the 
stricken husband, relatives and friends, she passed away. Her 
death cast a gloom over the place where she had been so loved and 
appreciated, but to her it was only a going home, — 

I am going home. Over the river's tide, 

Crystal white in the noonday sun 

I can see the friends on the other side, 

Who the beautiful gates of rest have won. 

And far and sweet from the shining dome 

They call to me ever, " Come home ! Come home !" 

On July 30 came the sad news of the death of Mrs. T. Richard- 
son, better known to us as Tallulah Lea. Of that group of beloved 
Yanceyville girls of by-gone days few are remaining. One by one 
they have crossed over the river as the years are passing swiftly by. 

On Aug. 14 Mrs. Minnie Winkler Hege departed this life, after 
a long illness of typhoid-pneumonia, at the Twin City Hospital. 
Her unvarying kindliness of disposition and faithful performance of 
duty endeared her to all who knew her. 

4S22 The Academy. 

Diehl— Leinbach.— On June 16, 1909, Mr. R. Diehl to Miss Bertha 
Leinbach, of Salem, N. C. 

Williamson— Carmichael — On June 15, 1909, Rev. E. Eugene Wil- 
liamson to Miss Maud Carmichael, of Winston-Salem. 

Haymore — Clark. — On June 20, 1909, at White Plains, N. C. Mr. 
Baxter Haymore to Miss Hazel Clark. 

Spencer— Brown. — On June 22, 1909, Mr. Frank Spencer to Miss 
Gertrude Brown, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Singletary— Mickey.— On fune 23, 1909, Prof. J. I. Singletary to 
Miss Annie Mickey, of Winston, N. C. 

Lewis— Fulp— On June 30, 1909, Capt. J. R. Lewis, U. S. A., to Miss 
Mamie Fulp. 

Max— Carter. — On July 14, 1909, Mr. Beverly Max to Miss Emma 
Carter, of Aberdeen, N. C. 

Hartman — Cox.— On August 17, 1909, Mr, W. V. Hartman to Mrs. 
Birdie Cox. 

White— Pfaff.— On Aug. 25, 1909, Rev. Carlton White, of Mayo- 
dan, N. C, to Miss Erma Pfaff, of Salem, N. C. 

Raby — Thompson.— On Aug. 27, 1909, Mr. — Raby to Miss Allen 
Thompson, of Thomasville, N. C. 

Vaughan — Loud. — In Florence, S. C, on August 18, 1909, Mr. Guy 
Vaughan to Miss Cary Loud. 

Wilson — Hughes.— On Sept. 15, 1909, Mr. Francis Marion Wilson 
to Miss Bessie Mae Hughes, of Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Woolwine— Dunkley.— On Oct. 20. I9C9, Mr. Rufus Edgar Wool- 
wine to Miss Lucy Dunkley, of Stuart, Va. 


Dunlap.— On June 8, iccg, Mrs. J. J. Dunlap, ot Wadesboro, N. C, 
maiden name Tinnie Little. 

Calloway.— On May 30, K09, Mrs. Merrell Calloway, in Norers, 

Richardson.— On July 13, K09, Mrs. Tallulah Richardson, of 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Hege.— On August 14, 1509, at the Twin-City Hospital, Winston-Salem, 
Mrs. Minnie Winkler Hege. 

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Vol. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C, November, 1909. No. 282 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The Class of 1913 continues in loyal service in the interests- 
of Alumnae Memorial Hall, and in furtherance of its original plans 
has presented to the Hall the nine lights and fixtures which fringe 
the balcony and form so important a part in the lighting scheme of 
the great auditorium. In commemoration of their gift a brass tab- 
let is being prepared with the following inscription : 

Balcony Lights 

Class of 1913 

Presented in 1909 

— Two new groups of visitors have been welcomed on recent 
musical occasions, and have formed an interesting and pleasant ad- 
dition to the varied audience which gathers at such times. Wfth 
fine military precision the officers and cadets of the Tinsley Military 
Institute were ushered to reserved seals on the occasion of Professor 
Pearson's lecture on Birds. These young men presented a soldierly 
appearance, clad in their trim, gray, military uniforms, and they 
reminded us of the palmy days when the cadets of the Davis School 

-4826 The Academy. 

were accustomed to attend the Academy exercises. The other 
group of new comers was welcomed on the night of the first concert, 
in the persons of nineteen pupils and teachers from the new Metho- 
dist Orphanage, now in process of erection just north of Winston- 
Salem. The young people came in a straw-bedded wagon, and 
seemed to enjoy the concert to the full from the seats of vantage 
reserved for them in the main auditorium. 

— A very strong adjunct to the college work is being devel- 
oped in the course of lectures continued through this winter in 
M emorial Hall and attended by the College and Academy in a body. 
These lectures, under the auspices of the Brotherhood of the Home 
Moravian Church, are designed on lines of broad and inspirational 
culture. The first lecture in the series has been delivered by Mr. 
Gilbert Pearson, President of the Audubon Society of North Caro- 
lina, and Secretary of the Society for the United States. Mr. Pear- 
son's lecture was upon the preservation of bird life in this State, 
and was accompanied by a series of exceptionally interesting slides 
illustratiug much of his own work in this connection. Every seat 
in the great hall was occupied, and it is not extravagant to say that 
every auditor heard with real interest and delight the wonderful 
story of bird life and its preservation as recited by this experienced 

— Each year there arises the question of the publication of an 
Annual which shall adequately and happily set forth the personal 
side of College life. For the last six years this publication, now 
termed Sights and Insights, has sought to portray this life and 
to afford a permanent souvenir of the year's experiences. Probably 
the only objection that can be found against such a publication is 
the danger that it may fall into lines involving too great expense. 
Patient and protracted efforts have been expended this year on the 
part of the Board of Publication in repeated conferences with Presi- 
dent Rondthaler, with the result that a happy medium, it is believed, 
has been reached whereby this year's Sights and Insights will 
suffer no diminution either in beauty, dignity or completeness and 

The Academy. 4827 

and at the same time will not impose a greater expense upon any 
individual in the College interested in this publication than would 
ordinarily be the case were the photographs of individuals and 
class groups purchased apart from The Annual. Our joint effort 
has been to ascertain approximately to what expense an individ- 
ual pupil would be likely to go, under ordinary circumstances, in 
the purchase of her own photographs, the photograps of her friends 
and those of the classes and organizations to which she belongs. 
Instead of these several and distinct photographic purchases she 
now procures through The Annual all the photographs which she 
would thus procure individually, together with a very large number 
of individual and group photographs, views of the College, etc., 
which will remain a lifetime souvenir of the year's experiences, and 
the whole at an expense no greater than would have otherwise been 
the case under the old plan before such a publication was issued, 
and when such group pictures, and each other view or individual 
photograph required a separate expenditure. 

— An educational meeting of unusual interest was convened in 
Winston-Salem, on the 17th and 18th of November, by reason of 
the gathering together of a number of the gentlemen who compose 
the Executive Committee of the Conference for Education in the 
South. This is the Board which represents the wide educational 
movement sometimes known as the " Ogden movement," and 
whose interest in educational problems in the South has accom- 
plished so much within the last few years for the wider effectiveness 
especially of the Public School System throughout the Southern 
States. The Board held its session at the home of Col. W. A. Blair, 
of Winston-Salem, and laid its plans for the great convention to be 
held on April 6th, 7th and 8th, at Little Rock, Ark. The President 
of Salem Academy and College was invited to attend this executive 
session and was an interested participant in the meeting. The fol- 
lowing gentlemen were present : Dr. Wickliffe Rose, of Tennessee, 
secretary of the Conference ; Dr. S. H. Dillard, of New Orleans, 
agent of the Deems Fund ; Capt. S. A. Mynders, of Knoxville ; 
Dr. J. H. Hinennon, candidate for Governor of Arkansas ; Dr. W. 
H. Hand, State Superintendent of Public Instruction of South Caro- 

4828 The Academy. 

lina ; Hon. J. Y. Joyner, Superintendent of Public Instruction of 
Nonh Carolina ; Dr. George Ramsey, State Superintendent of In- 
struction of Kentucky ; Mr. H. E. Fries, and Rev. H. E. Rond- 
thaler, President of Salem Academy and College. 

— The fifth annual convention of the Primary Teachers of North 
Carolina was held in Winston- Salem, Nov. 11 — 13. In honor of 
this occasion an afternoon recital was given in Memorial Hall to the 
visiting teachers who attended in full force to the numbers of 175 to 
180. The following programme was rendered : 

Glee Club. The Good Shepherd Barri 

Miss Brush ingham, Director. 

Organ Solo. Sanctus from Messe Solenelle 

Miss Lillian Johnson. 

c ) a. Thou Art Mine All Bradsky 

° J b. Come to the Garden Salter 

Miss Dicie Howell. 

Piano Solo. Second Hungarian Rhapsody 

Miss Minnie McNair. Liszt 

Reading. Bobby Shafto. 

Miss Jennie Mae Plummer 

Organ Solo. Variations on an American Air 

Mr. Shirley. a ^ er 

Glee Club. Peace I Leave with Thee . . Roberts 

If the program furnished the delight which the applause of the 
teachers indicated it is certainly no less true that such an unusual 
audience was an inspiration to the various performers. At the close 
of the Concert the visiting teachers were escorted in groups of five 
through the'buildings and grounds of the College. During the two 
remaining days of the Convention we had the further pleasure of 
seeing not a few of these ladies in our classes and on our grounds, 
and altogether we felt that there was much profit attached to their 

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The following enthusiastic account appeared in the Winston - 
Salem Daily Journal on Wednesday, Nov. 24. It will, we think, 
be followed with interest by our readers, and The Academy con- 
gratulates the Journal staff on the manner in which its reporter 
caught the enthusiasm of this concert occasion : 

" Of far more than usual interest was the popular concert in 
the Memorial Hall of the Salem Academy and College last evening. 
It marked the public introduction of Prof. Frank Edwin Muzzy, of 
the Vocal Department to the music lovers of the community, and 
when he first appeared he was greeted with enthusiastic applause. 

" The programme itself was replete with features. ' Our Coun- 
try,' the festival choral march, composed by George E. Whiting, 
of Boston, for the inauguration of President Taft, was reproduced 
for the first time in this country since the inauguration ; and so im- 
portant did Mr. Whiting consider the occasion that he furnished his 
own manuscript copy of the orchestral score. 

"The names of those who took part in the concert are given 
later in this story, and their mere mention is ample proof that the 
concert was a brilliant affair. The cream of Winston-Salem's talent 
was there. 

" Herr Robert L. Roy, the wizard of the violin, seemed to 
surpass himself, and was given enthusiastic encores. Miss Nellie 
Brushingham, a charming member of the vocal faculty, sang with 
rare sweetness, Hildach's ' The Minstrel. ' The audience applauded, 
Miss Brushingham bowed ; the audience applauded more, Miss 
Brushingham bowed again — but 'twas useless. The people refused 
to be satisfied until she responded by singing again. Miss Lilla 
Mallard, as the solost in the selection from Mascagni, sang with her 
usual charm. 

"There wasn't a dull moment during the evening, and the 
large audience sat entranced with the melody. There were about 
thirty pieces in the orchestra and sixty voices in the chorus, but, 
under the direction of Dean H. A. Shirley and Prof. F. A. Muzzy, 
the harmony was perfect. 

" The program was opened by an orchestra selection, 'Suppe's 

4830 The Academy 

' Overture to Poet and Peasant," and this was followed by the sing- 
ing of ' The Starry Host,' a magnificent piece, by the chorus. Then 
came Herr Roy's violin solo, 'Beethoven's Romance in F.' He 
was accompanied on the piano by Dean Shirley. He gave Schu- 
bert's 'Serenade' as an encore. Miss Brushingham sang 'The 
Minstrel,' with violin obligato by Herr Roy. 

"Then came Mr. Whiting's choral festival march, ' Our Coun- 
try,' the words of which are as follows : 

Lowly bending before Thy throne, 

We, Thy children pray for our country ! 

Pray Thee, Almighty, graciously hear us, 

So shall gentle peace brood o'er our land. 

Clouds and darkness gather o'er us, 

Hide not Thy face from us, O Lord. 

See the storm clouds now approaching. 

None but Thee can save, none but Thee can help afford ! 

From Thy people never ending prayer and praise shall ever be, 

God Almighty ! God of battles ! hear us, now we pray to Thee ! 

Over the broad prairies, decked with flowers, 

See the settlers' long endless trains ! 

Where the savage fought them they have built their homesteads ; 

O'er the graves of comrades wave the golden grain. 

O'er the sweet Southland, where burst the shock of battle, 

Now fair peace spreads her broad pinions. 

Fair smile the fields, Peace spreads her brooding wing, 

Lakes of the North, join with these your voices ; 

Hill-watch' d shores to Eastward, on high the paean fling ! 

From Thy people never ending prayer and praise shall ever be, 

God Almighty, God of battles ! hear us, now we pray to Thee, 

Hail ! to Thee our country forever ! 

" After this rendition Herr Roy gave a selection from St.Saens, 
which was followed by two selections from Mascagni, with Miss Lilla 
Mallard as soloist in the second. In this the internal chorus sang 
within a room off the stage. The concluding number, Victor Her- 
bert's 'American Fantasy,' included a medley of airs dear to the 
hearts of Americans, and concluded with ' The Star Spangled Ban- 
ner,' in the singing of which the audience joined." 

The Academy. 4831 

— Word was received of the death of Katharine Louise, sister 
of Miss Gwendolen English, of Shelby, N. C, a former teacher in 
this institution, who was compelled to relinquish her work by rea- 
son of the severe illness of her sister. Our sincere sympathy is 
extended to Miss English and to her parents in view of the singular 
bereavement which they have suffered in the death of their twelve- 
year old daughter. 

— Amongst the visitors since the last issue of The Academy 
are Mr. McNairy, of Greensboro, N. C. ; Mr. O'Neal, of Macon, 
Ga. ; Mrs. Don Shelton, of Mt. Airy, N. C. ; Mrs. Adams, of Floyd, 
Va.; Mr. Leach, of Star, N. C. ; Mr. R. O. Bean, of Atlanta, Ga. ; 
Mr. Stanhope Bryant, of Randleman, N. C. ; Miss Sophia Shultz, 
of Greensboro, N. C. ; Mrs. Callender Smith, of Jamaica, W. I. ; 
Rev. and Mrs. A. D. Thaeler and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Leibert, of 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

— The whole school felt a deep sympathy with Miss Lucy Jar- 
man, of Jacksonville, N. C, who was called home through the death 
of her married sister late in October. Miss Jarman returned after a 
week's absence. 

— A second bereavement was that experienced by Miss Addie 
McKnight, of High Point, N. C. , in the sudden death by railroad 
accident of her cousin. 

— Miss Rosa Hazen, of Knoxville, Tenn., visited her home on 
the occasion of the marriage of her sister to Mr. Huber Hanes, of 
Winston-Salem, on Oct. 17th. 

— Mrs. William Houston Patterson (Cornelia Graham) is visit- 
ing her daughter, Mrs Lindsay Patterson (Lucy Patterson) at her 
beautiful colonial home " Bramlette," on the northern edge of Win- 

— On a recent visit to Raleigh to attend the annual meeting of 
the State Literary and Historical Association, Miss Adelaide Fries, 
President of our Alumnae Association, met several ladies well known* 
here in former years. Mrs. Charles Lee Smith (Sallie Jones) is 
hopidg to visit the College in the near future. 

4832 The Academy. 

All the Raleigh friends were full of memories of Salem, and 
sent messages of greeting to all friends. 

— Mrs. Henry Jerome Stockard (Lula Tate) is busy with the 
cares of her home and assisting her husband, who is President of 
Peace Institute. 

— Miss Janie Ward expects to leave in January for a tour 
around the world, and soon after her return will take a party to 
Europe for the Passion Play at Oberammergau. 

— A card from Claude Shore informs us that she is teaching in 
a High School in Rural Hall and loves her work. She has 45 
pupils in her grade. 

— Thanks for a good picture of the bright-eyed little 6-months' 
old son of Lena Sessons Holmes, of China Grove, N. C. 

— Nellie Ware gave us a call in passing from her visit in New 
England on her way to the orange groves of Florida. 

— Saidee Rollins' engagement is announced in the Raleigh 
papers ; the marriage to come off in December. 

— Through the courtesy of Mr. Josephus Daniels, of the Ral- 
eigh, N. C, News and Observer, our Reading Room and each 
member of the Senior Class was furnished with a copy of the North 
Carolina Reviezv, the new weekly supplement of the News and 
Observer, which is devoted to the literary and scientific interests of 
North Carolina and of the South. As suggested by the New York 
Times there is an unusual field for historic work in the Southern 
States, in view of the fact that the population is extraordinarily 
homogeneous, and that there is a remarkably definite pride of an- 
cestry, and respect for tradition, and a degree of State patriotism 
not exceeded anywhere in our country. 

We most heartily welcome this addition to our State literature 
and shall watch with peculiar interest its p; ogress and development. 

— Formal greetings and hearty congratulations were extended 
by this institution to the very youngest of North Carolina's educa- 
tional establishments, namely, the East Carolina Teacher's Training 
School at Creenviile, N. C. , in view of the inauguration of President 
Robert H. Wright on Friday, Nov. 12. 

The Academy. 4833 

€\)t iliflontft m ti>e g>ri)ool. 

— Basket ball practice has been energetically pursued these 
lovely Fall afternoons, and the 'Varsity team is now pretty well 
established in its official line up. A great incentive to team prac- 
tice has been the anticipation of the Thanksgiving Day games 
between the several classes. 

— A very beautiful out-of-door sacred concert was given on the 
•afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Academy Campus by the 
Salem Band, under the direction of Mr. B. J. Pfohl. Some fifteen 
instruments, mostly silver horns, were employed, and the program 
was rendered with great spirit and beauty. The college girls were 
grouped in various portions of the grounds, enjoying the music and 
the mellow air of the late fall. The following program was rendered: 

Creation Hymn Beethoven 

Overture. Celestial. 

March. Shall We Gather at the River. 

The Palms Faare 

Onward, Christian Soldiers. 

Overture. Magnificent. 

March. What a Friend We Have in 

The Holy City Adams 

Dead March from Saul Handel 

Hymn. Day is Dying in the West. 

— A reception was tendered, on Oct. 25, by the Cooking De- 
partment of the College to invited ladies of Winston-Salem to the 
number of 250. South Hall main entrance was utilized as a recep- 
tion hall, having been decorated and furnished for the occasion. 

The receiving party consisted of Mrs. Rondthaler, Mrs. Charles 
Siewers, Mrs. W. A. Blair, Miss Fannie Brooke, Miss Louise Getax, 
Miss Flsie Haury. The guests were conducted through the Cook- 
ing School, and its enlarged equipment was fully examined and 
explained, after which ref res hmmts were served to the visitors by 
the members of the department. A very large number of ladies 
responded to the invitation, and the halls and lecture rooms were 
crowded throughout in the afternoon. 

4834 The Academy. 

— In line with the advance now being made by the Cooking 
Department new equipment was installed with the beginning of the 
term, including ten desks with individual drawers and gas-plates for 
individual or group work. ; a supply of hot water for the cooking 
classes and for laundry instruction ; linen and a liberal equipment 
of utensils for individual work, and, finally, the splendid "Library 
of Home Economics," together with magazines and current litera- 
ture relative to Industrial Science, several standard Cook Books, 
and the Farmer's Bulletins, published by the United States Depart- 
ment of Agriculthre. 

I The annual celebration of Founder's Day took place on Sat- 
urday, Oct. 29. Coming in the midst of a series of four weeks of 
unusually mild weather the day appointed for Founder's celebration 
proved to be a well-nigh perfect autumn day. The celebration com- 
menced in a fashion dearest to school girls, namely, an extra sleep 
in the morning. After a late breakfast the waiting cars were boarded 
and the entire party was treated to a ride by courtesy of the Fries 
Manufacturing and Power Co. over a large part of the system. 
Nissen Park was reached a little after 11 o'clock, and there it was 
found that in honor of the occasion the Park and its amusements 
had been re-opened through the courtesy of the management. 
By half-past twelve lunch was ready and it was served by the teach- 
ers to the groups of girls seated on the ground and in the various 
pavilions. A bountiful lunch was topped off with sugar-cake and 
hot coffee prepared outdoors by Mr. William Grunert, the veteran 
coffee maker of Salem. The sunny afternoon passed all too quickly 
with games, bowling, roller-skating, walks, camera groups, etc., and 
at five o'clock the merry but tired party again boarded the cars, 
and, singing college songs, brightened the three miles homeward ride. 

— Perhaps the most successful Hallow' en Party ever given in 
the College was the one arranged for by the Music Faculty and 
celebrated on the night before Founder's Day. The old chapel, 
from which the seats had been removed, was wonderfully decorated 
with Autumn leaves, pumpkin heads and hallowe'en spectres, the 
effect being heightened by a floor strewn with forest leaves like the 
bed of a forest. Into this dimly lighted scene the pupils and friends 
flocked at the seven o'clock bell, and beheld a wierd program of 

The Academy. 4835 

song, recitation and ghost dance enacted on the platform, after which 
the ghosts to the number of eighteen or twenty, mingling with the 
audience, danced around the witch's kettle until they were suddenly 
dispersed by the crowing of a cock. Refreshments were served, 
booths were opened for palmistry, fortune-telling and ghost stories. 
The whole evening was a delightful scene of hilarity and merriment. 

— A decidedly unique reception was given on Saturday night 
at Salem Academy and College by the members of the Euterpean 
Literary Society. A committee from the Society received the guests 
at the door of the Hall, which presented an extremely pretty picture. 
The entertainment proved to be a North Pole party. In one corner 
a great snow bank had been arranged, on which stood an Esquimo 
hut ; in the centre of the room from the midst of a snowy expanse 
rose the great white North Pole ; a Teddy Bear was making prog- 
ress up the arduous ascent, but he had been preceded by the 
real discoverers who had gained the summit and in triumph waved 
the Euterpean pennant. Blue shaded lights cast an appropriately 
shadowy glow over the far northern scenes and everybody indulged 
in a merry snow balling. Frozen refreshments were served from a 
solid block of ice, and the souvenirs were wierd, glistening icicles 
tied with the society colors. — Twin City Daily Sentinel, Nov. 2 2d. 

— The Hesperian Literary Society observed Hallowe'en festivi- 
ties on the Saturday night following Hallowe'en with a reception 
which embodied all the mystery and witchery associated with this 
Night. The hall was darkened, and the entering guests saw dimly 
a picturesque bit of forest grouped round a witches' camp, and in 
the foreground a swinging kettle, presided over by black-robed 
figures, waving mysterious wands. After a musical program the 
guests were taken to the edge of the grove and received souvenirs 
of the occasion, wrapped in Hesperian colors and handed forth at 
the end of the forked sticks with which the three witches stirred the 
mystic kettle. Grotesque pumpkin heads and other hallowe'en 
illuminations ornamented the walls and nooks of Society Hall. 

4836 The Academy. 

iSoofc Xottra. 

— Mrs. Ernest Kapp (better known as Miss Mamie) writes 
very interestingly from Provincetown, Mass. , where her husband is 
stationed. The people of Provincetown claim that the Pilgrims of 
1620 landed there before they came to Plymouth Rock, where the 

" Breaking waves dash high 
On a stern and rock-bound coast." 

Their records say that "on 11th of November, 1620, (Nov. 21), 
we came to anchor in the Bay (Provincetown harbor)." Here 
they landed and bound themselves together in one body, or com- 
pact, as follows : 

" In the name of God. Amen. We, whose names 
are here underwritten, the loyall subjects of our Sov- 
ereign Lord King James, by the grace of God of 
Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of 
the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the glory of 
God and advancement of the Christian Faith and 
honour of our King and Country a Voyage to plant 
the first Colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do 
by these presents solemnly and mutually in the pres- 
ence of God and one another, covenant and combine 
ourselves together into a civil body politic, &c. 

In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed 

our names, Cnpe Cod, II of November, in the 

raigne of our sovereign Lord King James, Anno 

Domini, 1620." 

To this compact 41 names are signed, among which are Wil- 
liam Bradford, John Carver, Edward Winslow, Miles Standish, John 
Alden, &c. 

A Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association was formed and 
chartered at Provincetown, Mass. , fittingly to mark and commem- 
morate the arrival of the Mayflower here. A monument marks 
the spot. 

— We are greatly indebted to Dr. George Lansing Raymond, 
Professor of Aesthetics in Princeton University, for the donation of 
a set of 9 volumes of his works, viz : 

1. Art in Theory. 

2. The Representative Significance of Form. 

3. Poetry as a Representative Art. 

4. Painting, Sculpture and Architecture as Representative Arts. 

The Academy. 4837 

5. The Genesis of Art Form. 

6. Rythm and Harmony in Poetry and Music. 

7. Proportion of Line and Color in Painting, Sculpture and 


8. Essentials of Aesthetics. 

9. Dante and other Poems. 

These valuable books are published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
New York, handsomely bound in cloth, gilt tops, and profusely 
illustrated, in most instances reproductions of noted paintings and 
statues, of the finest models of architecture as exhibited in the cathe- 
drals and palaces of the Old World. 

The whole set is a fine contribution to the literature of aesthet- 
ics, and supplies a long-felt need in our Library. 

The talented author has before this sent us volumes of his 
poems, and altogether we highly appreciate the above handsome 

ftx iftemo riant. 

It was sad news to us all in the Academy that our bright dear 
Ethel was gone. We call her " our" Ethel advisedly, because she 
loved the Academy dearly and we loved her well. She seemed to 
have left a bit of her heart here, and when, from time to time, she 
came back, the bright look of her face and the affectionate tone of 
her voice showed that she was still one of us and that the Academy 
was for her not so much a school as a home. 

We remember Ethel Jeter well as she sat in Senior Class, intent, 
interested and gifted. Her answers were clear-cut and accurate as 
was her touch on the piano. Then she came to live with us as a 
music teacher, measuring up fully to her task. And now for a little 
while she has been Mrs. John Graham O'Keefe in her new, happy 
home at Taswell, Va. From what we know of her in those by-gone 
school-days, we realize how cheerless and empty the young Virgin- 
ian home must be without the sunshine of her presence, and our 
heartiest sympathies go forth to the bereaved husband and his little 
motherless boy, as well as to her loved ones in the South Carolina 
home at Santuck from which she first came to us in Salem. 

Edward Rondthaler. 

4838 The Academy. 

— A very valuable readjustment of rooms has been made in the 
interest of the Day Pupil Department, and a provision arranged 
which will mean much for their comfort during the Winter months. 
A large hall, 25x50 feet, has been partitioned off in the old Gymna- 
sium, and this has been furnished as a rest and refreshment room 
for the day pupils, to be occupied during the lunch hour. Tables, 
rocking chairs, rugs and pictures haue been so disposed as to pro- 
duce a cozy impression, and the room, comfortably warmed every 
day, has been in abundant use ever since it was opened. This pro- 
vision is only in line with the constant effort the Academy and Col- 
lege is seeking to make every possible provision for the steadily in- 
creasing number of Day Pupils. 

— The Good Roads movement is exerting its happy effect 
upon the school, in that it has now become possible for pupils living 
within a radius of six to eight miles, to drive in each morning and 
attend the College, returning at night. Every morning a con- 
siderable number of conveyances appears before the buildings, each 
with one or more pupils in for the day. 

— New books are now being added monthly to the Library, 
being most carefully selected. This department of our College work 
will always be kept up to the hignest efficiency, for its direct use- 
fulness is second to none of the other departments. 

Jft art tefi. 

Haberkern— Hampton. — On Nov 3, 1909, Mr. R. Haberkern to 
Miss Esther Hampton, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Follin— Watson.— On Nov. 3, 1909, Mr. George A Follin to Miss 
Metta Watson, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Meinung— Ormsby.— On Nov. 10, 1909, in the Home Moravian Church 
of Salem, Mr. Lindsay Meinung to Miss Elizabeth Meinung, both of 
Salem, N. C. 

Robinson— Gaither.— On Nov. 18. 1909. Mr. William G. Robinson 
to Miss Mary Elizabeth Gaither, of China Grove, N. C. 

HHrertorg of jftflorabian gdjools 

Moravian Gollege and Theological Seminary 


Founded 1807. Incorporated 1863. 

Coilegiate— TWO DISTINCT DEPARTMENTS-Theological 

The former comprises complete Classical and Lati l-Scientific Courses, 
preparatory to professional study or business pursuit. The latter offers a 
thorough equipment for Church service either in the Home or Foreign 
Field. For Catalogue and other information, address 

A. SCHULZE, L. H. D., President. 

The Moravian Parochial School 


A Day School for both Sexes 

The Preparatory Department 

Special attention is g ven in this Department to college entrance work. 

The school is specally commended by the faculties of Lehigh University, Moravian 

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courses offer speciai advantages to those who do not wish to attend college. 

For particulars and rates, address 

EDWARD C ROEST, Superintendent 

Moravian Seminary for Girls 



A strictly high class school, where the pupils' health and morals, as 
well as their intellectual training, receive the most careful attention, and 
they enjoy all the benefits of a refined Christian home-life. 

Address Rev. J. H. CLEWELL, Ph. D. Principal. 



Clemmons is a co-educational school under the control of the Mora- 
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miles south-west from Winston-Salem. Clemmons prepares and the Uni- 
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in Music. Clemmons is especially adapted for the training and instruction 
of children. Clemmons has no place for disobedient and unmanageable 
girls and boys. For Catalog, etc., address 

Rev. JAMES E. HALL, Principal, 

Btrectorg m Worabian gdjools 

FOUNDED 1802. 



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FALL TERM will open in its comniodions and splendid new school building 
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JAS. F. BE.OWER, A. M.. Head Master. 



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FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organ- 
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A Moravian Boarding School for Young Women 

Preparatory Academic and Post Academic Departments. Careful in- 
struction given in Drawing and Painting, Instrnmental and Vocal Music. 
Piain and Artistic Needlework. Typewriting and Stenography. 

Special attention given to the needs of the individual scholar. 

8®°" Pupils received at any time. Correspondence and inspection 
invited. Rev. Charles D. Kreider, Princisal. 


Vol. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C, December, 1909. -No. 283: 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postofnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— Appearing in the midst of the holiday season as this number 
of The Academy does, it is needless to say that the dear old school 
paper comes freighted with the most affectionate Christmas and 
New Year's greetings to "Salem's" daughters, scattered as they 
are throughout the Southland. 

It may not be too much to hope that this little paper will carry 
forth some measure of that rare and delightful Christmas spirit which 
characterizes dear old " Salem " and gives to the festal season here 
a charm and a delight all its own. 

There must be many a girl in many a home whose thoughts 
turn back to Christmas time at the old college and to the memories 
of a Christmas season spent within its walls. Aye, the tenderest 
memories of Christmas hymns in the old church, of the twinkling 
lights of Christmas candles, and of the loving fellowship of "Christ- 
mas Room Companies," and their experiences during holiday days 
at the Academy. 

So, to each and to every one, like Tiny Tim, we heartily say,. 
^God bless us all !" 

4842 The Academy. 

— In one respect, at least, the holiday season of 1909-' 10 will 
probably long be remembered in that a smaller number of pupils 
-have remained over than has perhaps ever before been the case. 
All told, sixteen will probably cover the number of those who formed 
the two room companies which were housed, the one in Main Hall, 
Junior Rooms, the other in Annex Hall. 

— Although Wednesday, Dec. 22, was originally appointed as 
Closing Day, it appeared before the end of the term was reached 
that some hardship would be wrought in the case of pupils from dis- 
tant points who could not leave before Wednesday night or Thurs- 
day morning, thus being unable in several cases to reach home 
before Christmas Day itself. It was, therefore, decided in Teach- 
ers' Conference, to readjust the date of closing, and this was done 
without loss of work by inserting an extra day of school recitations 
on Monday, Dec. 13th, otherwise a holiday. 

The purpose of referring just here to this whole matter, which 
is now over and past, is that it resulted in an unusual degree of co- 
operation between pupils and College, so that up to the very closing 
hour a larger number of pupils were in attendance upon their classes 
than has ever before been the case. In fact, the number who left 
ahead of time was so inconsiderable as not even to be noticeable. 

— The raising of the standard of the College and Academy 
which has been in energetic and successful progress for the last 
three years is being continued this year in a moderate degree con- 
sistent with the very best work and the systematic progress of the 
Classes involved. The point reached indicates a very encouraging- 
advance over the situation some five or six years ago, and is the 
direct outgrowth of the careful plans then inaugurated by the former 
President, Dr. J. H. Clewell. The following changes will indicate 
the point attained for the year 1909-1910, and will show the exact 
status of the College together with its relation to the High School 
and Graded School systems in this and other Southern States : 

The Academy. 4843 

Mathematics. — Freshmen. Complete Wentvvorth's Elements of 

Algebra and Plane Geometry. 

Sophomores. Complete Wentvvorth's College Al- 
bra, with Special Attention to the Graphical 
Representation of Functions. 

Juniors. Trigonometry Complete. 
Seniors. Analytical Geometry. 
Latin. — Freshman. No change. 

Sophomore. Additional work will be done in Cicero's 

Junior. No change. ' 

Senior. Full Review of Forms, Syntax and Prosody, 
with a special view to Normal Work with prospective 
teachers. Sight Reading and Note Book Study of 
Selected Authors. Lectures on Latin Literature. 

Psychology. — Lectures Supplemented by Observation at Labo- 
ratory Work, with note book. 

Elective. — Normal Instruction for Prospective Teachers as indi- 
cated by N. C. State Board of Examiners, including 
Theory and Practice of Teaching, School Manage- 
ment and General School Law. Observational Work 
in Elementary Classes. 

Any one who is thoroughly conversant with the High School 
and Graded School problems as they exist at present in the South- 
ern States, must recognize the extreme difficulty of adapting the 
entrance work in the Freshman Class of a woman's college so that 
it may properly build upon the completed work of the High School 
in the city and the High School in the country. At present there 
is a distinct difference in the final work, just as in the material equip- 
ment, between the few city High Schools in North Carolina and the 
steadily increasing number of country High Schools established 
through recent legislation. It is true in North Carolina and is more 
or less true in each of the Southern States from which most of our 
patronage is drawn. It is the conscientious effort of Salem College 
:SO to plan its four years that a Southern High School graduate may 
find herself sufficiently equipped to take up with profit the work of 
the Freshman Class, and thus to carry on her further education in 
line with what has so often been called the " Educational Ladder," 
which means, when interpreted, 7 years Preparatory School, 4 years 
■of High School or Academy, and 4 years of College training. 

4844 The Academy 

— These may seem to be bleak and chilly days on which to 
have our minds full of Commencement plans and of those things 
which will attach to the charm of May and to the Graduation Exer- 
cises, nevertheless in these days the final adjustments for Commence- 
ment are reaching their completion, and, if present prospects are 
fulfilled, we have promise of a Commencement which will do honor 
to the venerable institution, and which will delight and inspire the 
Alumnae and friends. 

Without giving away any of the secrets we can at least remind 
The Academy readers that the dates are Saturday, Sunday, Mon- 
day, Tuesday, May 21, 22, 23, 24, 1910. 

— With the closing of the Fall Term it has been possible to 
complete the enrollment for the first half-year, which is indicated as. 
follows : 

Sub A Class 


A " 

. 37 

B " 


C " . 

. 35 

Sub- Freshman Class 


-Total Academy, 146 

Freshman Class 

. 36 

Sophomore " 


Junior " 

. 37 

Senior " 


-Total College, 147 

Special Pupils, 

. 126 


Total enrollment, Sept. 7th to Dec. 18th . 419 

There are no duplicates in this list. 

It will be of further interest to know the States represented, lo- 
in number, as follows : North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, 
Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Kansas, Wiscon- 
sin, Alabama, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri. 

Foreign Countries : Germany, Danish West Indies, Mexico. 

— An interesting exhibit was presented in the Chemical Labo- 
ratory to the Sophomore and Senior Classes in connection with the 
visit and lecture of Mr. Hyams, a North Carolina mineralogist and 
miner. Mr. Hyams prefaced his display by a few very striking 
statements regarding the mineralogical resources of the State to the- 

The Academy. 4845 

effect that North Carolina yielded more precious stones than any 
other State in the Union, and when California and Maine were de- 
ducted, than all the other States put together. He further stated 
that the diamond output and prospect in this State was sufficiently 
promising to justify the presence of investigators representing the 
great diamond mines in other parts of the world. Above all in this 
State is found a precious stone whose price is above that of the dia- 
mond, namely, the Hiddenite, which is mined in Alexander County, 
and which thus far is absolutely unknown in other parts of the world. 
At the conclusion of his lecture Mr. Hyams displayed a very 
beautiful collection of precious and semi-precious stones, most of 
them cut and all of them representing the products of this State. 
It is needless to say that these specimens were examined by the 
young ladies with the utmost interest and delight, and that Mr. 
Hyam's visit was a great revelation to most of his hearers in the 
matter of our immediate resources of this character. 

— No little interest has been displayed in the beautiful exhibit 
of Decorated China and Bohemian Glass now shown in lower Main 
Hall, the product of several pupils in the Art Department. Miss 
Pauline Bahnson displays a Chocolate Set done in green and gold, 
and Dinner Glasses in water lily design ; Miss Caddie Fovvle a Salad 
Dish in green and gold, and a Stein with grapes in Delft blue ; Miss 
Ruth Meinung a Rose Vase, and Dinner Glasses ornamented in 
maiden hair fern, with a second set in white clover, also a Stein in 
persimmons ; Miss Velma Maddox, Glasses done in white violets, 
and Punch Glasses done in grapes ; Miss Alice Witt, an Initial Din- 
ner Set in blue and gold, a Finger Bowl in holly and mistletoe, and 
a Salad Bowl in a design of crabs and she'ls done in several shades 
of brown and gold with ' ' Gray for Flowers ' ' colored background. 
This work has all been fired in Miss Siedenberg's glass kiln adjoin- 
ing her Studio. 

A visit to the Studio, especially in the afternoon, finds a group 
of young women enthusiastically working, some with crayon, others 
with water colors, and still others with oil, and in the " Sky-light " 
Studio a busy group of glass and china decorators. 

4846 The Academy. 



It goes without saying that there has been a remarkable ad- 
vance in the Public Schools of our State within the last 50 years. 
On December 10th, 1858, just 51 years ago, I closed my first 
school term in District No. 38, of Forsyth Co., N. C. It closed 
with an entertainment at night, consisting of dialogues and reci- 
tations, varied by selections from the Bethania Band, which even 
then was a popular organization, and our audience more than filled 
the house. 

To say it was to me a glad and thankful time is also a matter 
of course, for I began the work before I was 17 years old, quite 
inexperienced and unacquainted even with the workings of a public 
school, — with very little confidence in myself that I should be able 
to bring it to a successful close. I would never have thought of 
taking up the work had it not been for the kindly support of Dr. B. 
Jones, a good friend of our family and the principal member of the 
School Committee for the District ; in fact, he was the Committee. 
When he proposed the school to me I naturally declined, but he 
said he lived quite near, and would help me through, — and he was 
even better than his word. 

The term lasted only 4 months, for money fc r school purposes 
was hard to obtain, and we began early in August. There were 50 
regular pupils, of every age and grade, from 6 years old to 21 ; — 
no uniformity of books. Anything in the shape of a book was 
good enough to take to a free school. One stand-by we had, and 
that was the old blue-back speller — and those boys and girls could 
spell. They also knew Davies' Arithmetic from cover to cover. 
Every evening before dismissal (and I taught almost from sunrise to 
sunset) the whole school was drawn up in line to spell by heart 
and turn each other down. Every Friday afternoon we had a 
spelling match, and to be a victor there was almost a patent of 
nobility. Two strong captains took charge as leaders, choosing 
their spellers, and the excitement was intense. 

There were some very bright pupils, young men and young 
women, older than myself, who assisted me in my experience, help- 

The Academy 4847 

ing me to keep the younger ones in order. They were very good 
to me, and I have always remembered them gratefully, for if they 
had chosen to do so they could have made this my first attempt an 
utter failure. 

The school house which is probably still in existence, stood in. 
the woods about one and a half miles above Bethania, and thither I 
trudged every morning, dinner basket in hand, attended by a body 
guard of 14 or 15 boys and girls of varying sizes. When the 
weather was too bad our colored man hitched up the wagon, and we 
all piled in, having a most enjoyable straw-ride, and at night he 
came for us again. 

The school-house was not altogether like the neat struc- 
tures of to-day, but a log-house, chinked and daubed, which 
enabled the small boys to punch out the chinking in order to see 
the old stage-coach, as it came swaying up the hill, with its long 
leather boot for the baggage, and, perhaps, a gay young passenger 
sitting on top to enjoy the scenery. The driver, who knew what 
small boys like, blew a loud blast with his long, tin bugle-horn, that 
echoed among the hills, and made every boy register a vow that he 
would be a stage-driver when he grew up, as the most exalted posi- 
tion to which he could aspire. 

As the boys played ball at noon, and a game they called 
" Antony over." Throwing the ball over the school house, window 
panes were sometimes knocked out. We did not usually mind this 
during the fine Autumn days, we rather liked the ventilation, but 
when the winds of November whistled round the corners we had to 
utilize hats and superfluous shawls to shut out the cold. 

There was an immense fire-place, too, where we burned cord- 
wood easily, and what glorious fires we did have ! As there was 
occasional preaching at our school-house, a tall, old-time pulpit 
stood in one corner. It made your neck ache to look at the 
preacher, whose head just appeared above this tall structure, mak- 
ing him look like a sure enough Jack-in-the-pulpit, with a sounding 
board above it. The lunch baskets were all set carefully in this 
pulpit during school-time, and it was possible for a dexterous pupil 
to slip out an apple or a piece of pie surreptitiously while the teacher 
was busy with one of the many classes of the day. No other pie 
ever tasted half so good as that. 

-4848 The Academy. 

While some of the pupils were older than myself, some 4 or 5 
were so young that it seemed cruelty to animals to keep them in on 
those beautiful Autumn days, especially as their short legs dangled 
from the high benches, and the little feet did not touch the floor. 
I heard their A B C's and first steps in spelling, and then sent them 
into the woods to play till I should recall them to ther lessons again. 
Some of the parents did not approve of this, but I knew it was better 
than sticking pins into each other, putting cockle-burs in their hair, 
or going to sleep and falling off the bench. 

How well I remember those days, and those pupils, many of 
them now gray-haired men and women, one a distinguished judge 
of North Carolina Courts, others doctors, and men and women of 
more or less prominence. Some we " name softly as those whom 
God has taken," while others are still bearing the burden of Life. 


All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing: in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— The following letter explains itself, and is accompanied by a 
rare and beautiful piece of embroidery, done upon satin, and dis- 
playing a degree of care, patience and taste which affords a striking- 
commentary upon the thorough-going days of more than a century 
ago in the life and work of this institution. 

It is the desire of the Academy and College that every one of 
her pupils has an opportunity to see and carefully examine this 
wonderful piece of " Salem " workmanship, and to this end it is on 
display for the present in the Chapel, where it may be accessible to 
every one. 

Ill Moreland Ave., At'anta, Ga. 
" My dear Miss Fries : 

"For sometime it has been my desire to give to the Salem 
Academy or to the Alumnae Society a piece of embroidery in silks 
done by my mother when there at school in 1S17. It is a landscape 
worked with fine silk on white satin, called at that time " The Tem- 
ple of Eolus." She was Elizabeth Lewie, of Edgecombe County, 

The Academy. 4849 

N. C. , and afterwards became Mrs. Spier Whitaker, of Halifax 
'County. I am her youngest daughter, and as I have no daughter 
of my own to inherit this it gives me pleasure to send it back to the 
old Alma Mater, where she was taught to do such fine, artistic 
handiwork. Please accept it for the Alumnae Society. 

" Wishing you and yours a most happy Christmas, I am, 
" Very sincerely and cordially yours, 

Mrs. Lucy (Whitaker) Wilson." 

— For several years there has been lying in the office here a 
piece of jewelry, the property of Miss Agnes Johnston. Her pres- 
ent address being unknown to the institution a letter of inquiry was 
sent to the Postmaster, which elicited from Miss Johnston herself the 
•following reply : 

"My dear Mr. Pfohl : 

" Will not let the Postmaster answer for me, but will be glad to 
answer myself. 

" Have had such poor luck hearing from Salem, and am just 
as much interested in you people as I ever was. 

"Yes, I have been married six years almost now, have a dear 
little girl, Dorothy Gertrude Brickey, who is now three years old. 

Papa is in the rice business now, has a large plantation about 
eighteen miles out, though he still lives in town here and goes back 
and forth in his automobile. 

We are living with my husband's father and mother (he is an 
•only child), but I have a lovely lot, and will build soon, I hope 

How are you Academy people, especially you ? Is Mr. Clewell 
still there? Remember me to all the people I know. 

With best regards to all. 

Mrs. Garland (Smith) Brickey. 

Marianna, Ark. 

— Amongst the visitors during December were Judge Welcker, 
•of Knoxville, Tenn. ; Mr. W. N. Royall, of Wilmington, N. C. ; 
Mr. W. D. Brook, of High Point, N. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, of 
Randlemau, N. C. ; Mr. C. A. McKinnon, of Selma, Ala. ; Mr. A. 
A. Miller, of Goldsboro, N. C. ; Miss May Hume, of Chapel Hill, 
N. C. ; Mrs. L. S. Benbow, Wilkesboro, N. C. : Mrs. Don Shekon, 
Mt. Airy, N. C. 

478-1 The Academy. 

Cfie JHcmtf) tit tje j&rfjool. 

— A beautiful musical recital was given on Monday, Dec. 6, in 
the Hesperian Society Hall, under the direction of Miss Brushing- 
ham, of the Vocal Department, and afforded a delightful opportu- 
nity for the first public introduction of a number of new voices which 
have been under her training. The program was as follows : 

The Spring has Come, . . White 

Miss Mildred Kauffman. 

The Little Irish Girl . . . Lohr 

Miss Gretchen Clement. 

a. A Smile, . . . Ranold 

b. If I Might Love You, . . Ranold 

Miss Helen MacMillan. 

Fairy Love Song, . . Willeby 

Miss Bettie Russ. 

A Song of Thanksgiving, . . Allitsen 

Miss Beulah Peters. 

An Orchard Lullaby, . . Denza 

Miss Clara Glenn. 

Lucia di Lammermoor, . . Voss 

Miss Emmie Mackie. 

a. 'Twas in the Lovely Month of May, Rogers 

b. My Love's White Rose, . Lyman 

Miss Mary Bondurant. 

a. Mission of a Rose . . Cowen 

b. An Episode . . . Lohr 

Miss Annie Lee Wynne. 

a. Beloved, it is Morn, . Alyward 

b. At Dawning, . . . Cadman 

Miss Dicie Howell. 

Sweet Be Your Dreams . . James- 

Miss Almaryne Lane 

The Academy. 4851 

— On Wednesday, Dec. 15th, a number of Miss Plummer's 
pupils gave their first recital in the Chapel, according to the follow- 
ing program : 

Piano Solo. Fruhlingsrauschen, Sinding 

Miss Venetia Cox. 

The Legend of Bregenz, Adelaide Proctor 

Miss Florence Wessell. 

A Sisterly Scheme . H. C. Bunner 

Miss Josephine Henley. 

Tommy's Prayer, . . Anon 

Miss Ruth Giersh. 

Chickens, . . . Selected 

Miss Fay Huntley. 

Violin Solo. Largo, . . Handel 

Miss Helen Burns. 

Scene from School for Scandal, Sheridan 

Miss Love Walker. 

Lauream, the Marble Dream, . Banks 

Miss Ruth Abernathy. 

As You Like It. Act I. Scene 1. Shakespeare 
Rosalind — Miss Luna Holton. 
Celia — Miss Inez Hevves. 
Duke Frederick — Miss Elsie Sims. 

— The first Vesper Service of the winter session was held on 
the afternoon of Sunday, December 12, and in accordance with the 
Church Year it was made an Advent and Christmas Vesper Service. 
The prayers and hymns used were those drawn up by Dr. Clevvell 
in the program used last year and included "The Morning Star," 
in which the Seniors took the solo part, the entire audience singing 
antiphonally the responses. 

On the platform sat 44 of the younger pupil's, dressed in white, 
who rendered the following Christmas songs, under Miss Brushing- 
ham's direction. 

Processional. "O Little Town of Bethlehem." 
Christmas Carol. " There's a Song in the Air." 
Song. " Sleep, Little Baby of Mine." 

DeWitt Chatham, Lilly May George, Nannie Briggs, 

Ruth Vogler. 

Recessional. " Angels from the Realms of Glory." 

In the midst of this group stood a lighted Christmas Tree, and 
the whole scene in Memorial Hall when the Auditorium lights were 
darkened was beautiful and inspiring. 

4852 The Academy. 

— The exodus of teachers durtng the Chriatmas vacation is this 
year almost equal to that of the pupils. Miss Plummer, of the Ex- 
pression Department, is visiting in Washington, Boston and Provi- 
dence ; Miss Fannie Brooke, of the Domestic Science Department, 
is spending the holidays in Baltimore ; Miss Lou and Miss Sallie 
Shafmer are in New York ; Miss Brinkley is at her home in George- 
town, S. C. ; Miss Doe in Asheville, Miss Bessent in Concord, Miss 
Roth in Elkin, Miss Rice in Bethlehem, Miss Crews at her home in 
Germanton, Miss Parris in Hillsboro, Miss Heitman in Mocksville, 
Miss Nicewonger in Charlotte. 

— One by one the great sycamores which have stood in stately 
ranks in the campus and pleasure grounds are passing away, and 
this winter nas seen the removal of two more, one immediately below 
the campus steps and the other beside the brook. 

It seems that this tree, apparently so staunch and mighty, 
reaches an early maturity and then rapidly dies. If we mistake not 
these trees were planted some time in the 50s, which would indicate 
a life of about half a century. 

Plans are now maturing for the systematic reforesting of certain 
portions of the pleasure grounds under the direction of the State 
Board of Forestry and with the co-operation and for the instruction 
of the Botanical Department of Salem Academy and College. 

— Just a little space must this month be given to the Christmas 

visit to Pine Chapel in the cotton mill community south of Salem. 

For several years our Glee Club and other musicians in the College 

have been invited by Mr. Clarence Crist, superintendent of the Pine 
Chapel Sunday School, to give a Christmas concert of song and 
recitation during the last week before the holidays. This year the 
date selected was Tuesday, Dec. 14, and a fine frosty night was 
given, which put the Christmas "feel" into every one. Profs. 
Shirley and Muzzy and Misses Brushingham and Plummer were in 
charge, assisted by some twenty pupils in song and recitation. The 
chapel was crowded, and it is hard to tell whether the audience was 
more delighted with the performers or the performers with the au- 
dience. Altogether it was a most enthusiastic occasion, and its last 
eflorescence of good spirits took place on the return trip, when at 10 
o'clock the Glee Club serenaded the main building of the Academy 
from the Square, to the delight of teachers, pupils and the whole 

The Academy. 4853 

Basket Ball. 

[From the Daily Sentinel] 

The Thanksgiving Day games of Basket Ball at Salem Acade- 
my and College passed off yesterday afternoon with their usual en- 
thusiasm and gaiety. An added feature of enjoyment was the pres- 
ence of the Salem Band, under the direction of Mr. B. J. Pfohl. 
These not only furnished inspiring music for the occasion, but with 
every interlude broke into yells of approbation and encouragement. 

The scene was indeed a gay one, with many fluttering colors 
and pennants — purple and white for the seniors, black and gold for 
the juniors, red and white for the sophomores and black and crimson 
for the freshmen. 

First, the sophomores were matched against the freshmen, and 
that each team did good work was proven by the close score with 
which their game ended, the figures being 10 to 9 in favor of the 

Then came the seniors and juniors to test their skill. Some 
way luck seemed to be against the latter. Despite their most stren- 
uous efforts the unruly ball would bounce around the rim of the 
basket, and then fall to one side instead of through it, so that when 
time was called the score stood 7 to 1 in favor of the seniors. 

Finally, the two winning teams, the seniors and sophomores, 
played against each other, and though the younger girls did some 
splendid work their class superiors won the victory, 12 to 4. Then, 
amid joyful acclamations, a 5 pound box of Whitman's was pre- 
sented the seniors by Shaffner's drugstore through Mr. Robert Rice, 
and the sophomores were overjoyed to receive a similar one from 
the Salem Band, presented by Mr. L. B. Brickenstein. 

Last night at the home of President and Mrs. Rondthaler the 
Junior Basket Ball Team of Salem College were hostesses to the 
Senior Team and their instructor in Physical Culture, Miss Jennie 
Mae Plummer. 

The junior captain, Miss Emily Kennedy, and the goal guard, 
Miss Dicie Howell, met the guests at the door, and conducted them 

4854 The Academy. 

to the reception hall, where a mammoth spider web had been ar- 
ranged. Each guest took a strand of the intricately woven labyrinth 
and traced it to its source, where favors were discovered ; the first 
one arriving at the end of her cord was Miss Lilla Dale Joyner, who 
was presented with a pretty candlestick. 

The company was then asked into the dining-room, and each 
hostess took in her antagonist in the afternoon's match game. In 
compliment to the seniors purple and white streamers fell from the 
chandelier to the table, and the napkins were decorated with purple 
violets — the senior class flower ; the junior class flower is the white 
carnation, and a large bouquet of these, with maidenhair fern, formed 
the centerpiece. 

After a delectable collation had been served, toasts went the 
round of the table, with Miss Emily Kennedy as the toastmistress. 
Miss Plummer toasted the entire table, while Miss Beulah Peters, 
captain of the senior team, toasted both teams ; then each girl in 
turn gave a toast to the one against whom she had played earlier in 
the day, and so the day ended in happiest amity. Later the com- 
pany repaired to the parlor, where Miss Plummer delighted every 
one with several readings, and vocal and instrumental selections 
were rendered by Misses Dicie Howell, Mary Bondurant and Mary 
Lynn Haynes. 

The guests were Misses Plummer, Beulah Peters, Lilla Dale 
Joyner, Lena Roberts, Mamie Adams, Mary Powers, Bessie Weath- 
erly, and Caddie Fowle. The hostesses were Misses Emily Kenne- 
dy, Lydia Leach, Mary Lyman Haynes, Katie Hawas, Inez Hevves, 
Emily Hyde, Dicie Howell, Ruth Abernethy and Mary Bondurant. 

— Just as the Christmas number of The Academy goes into 
print we are startled and shocked by the news of the sudden death 
of Mrs. W. F. Shaffner (Jennie Richardson). While Mrs. Shaff- 
ner had been ill for several weeks it was the general impression that 
she was steadily improving, when, almost without warning, at 3 
o'clock on Thursday morning, Dec. 23d, she suddenly became very 
ill, and in a few moments had passed away. Mis. Shaffner was a 
pupil and afterwards a teacher in Salem Academy and College. She 
had been married seven years, and is survived by her husband and 
two children, one an infant born just four weeks ago. 

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A. SCHULZE, L. H. D., President. 

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A Day School for both Sexes 

The Preparatory Department 

Special attention is g ven in this Department to college entrance work. 

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A strictly high class school, where the pupils' health and morals, as 
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Address Rev. J. H. CLEVVELL, Ph. D., Principal. 



Clemmons is a co-educational school under the control of the Mora- 
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Rev. JAMES E. HALL, Principal, 

Btrectorj) of JHorabtan Sdjools 

FOUNDED 1802. 



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invited. Rev. Charles D. Kreider, PriacisaL 


Vol. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C, January, 1910. No. 284. 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postofnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— Announcement has been made of the meeting either about 
the middle of March or on the first of April, of the Presidents of 
the Women's Colleges of North and South Carolina. It will be 
remembered that this organization was enthusiastically promoted by 
Dr. J. H. Clewell, former President of Salem Academy and College, 
and that at his invitation it held its first session here. The second 
session was held last year at the Converse College, Spartanburg, 
S. C. , and the third is appointed for St. Mary's College, Raleigh, 
N. C. Amongst the proposed subjects are the following : " Policy 
of the College Towards Irregular Students ;" "What is Proposed 
in Raising Standards ;" " What Weight should be given to Certifi- 
cates for Entrance or for Advanced Standing ;" " The Advisability 
of Several Courses, each leading to a Degrt-e ;" "What Academic 
Credit should be given for Music, Art and Elocution ;" " What do 
Colleges have a Right to Expect from Patrons in Regard to Ab- 
sences ;" "The Relation between Private and Denominational 
Colleges as Contrasted with State Colleges ;" " What is the Maxi- 
mum Number of Hours' Work that should be Required." 

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Announcements are being distributed at the instance of Rev. 

George W. Lay, President of St. Mary's, and Chairman of the 

Committee on Program, and it will readily be seen from this brief 

summary that the occasion will be made one of important discussion 

which should contribute much to the advancement of the work in 

-women's colleges in the two States concerned. 

— Last month's Enrollment Report calls for revision in view of 

the considerable number of entrances in the new term which opened 

in January, 1910. Thirty-two new names have been enrolled and 

one enrollment in addition was omitted last month, making the total 

enrollment to date, 452. The new enrollment is as follows : 

College, 2. 

Academy, 10. 

Special, 20. 

The total enrollment, September 7th, 1909, to January 22, 
1910, 446, as follows: 

College, 149 
Academy, 157 
Special, 14(5 


There are no duplicates in this list. 

The new enrollment in January represents besides the State of 
"North Carolina the three States : Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. 
It may be of further interest to the readers of The Academy to 
know that the teaching force of the Salem Academy and College now 
numbers 42 persons. 

— The following advertisement, taken from the Raleigh, N. C. , 
.Register, of April 1st, 1814, will be read, we believe, with the ut- 
most interest because of its age and because it reflects the confidence 
and esteem in which this institution was held 96 years ago, and 
because it is a substantial token of the large attendance which was 
•enjoyed by '' Salem," even within twelve years of the foundation of 
the institution. There is something impressive in the contemplation 
■of these many, many years of quiet confidence in the work of Salem 

The Academy. 4859 

Academy and College, and it is surely true that a large measure of 
■inspiration for each day's work rests upon us here in view alike of 
long years of faithful service rendered the cause of girlhood and 
womanhood within these walls, and of the large expectation for true 
educational ideals which has, through all the years, been held by 
those who have entrusted their daughters to our care. One hundred 
and eight years of unbroken service bring satisfaction, inspire confi- 
•dence and kindle eagerness for further service : 


The Trustees of the Boarding School for 
Female Education in Salem, Stokes County, 
N. C, under the direction of the Rev. Abra- 
ham Steiner, deem it their duty to give no- 
tice to such Parents or Guardians, as may 
have it in contemplation to avail themselves 
of this Institution, that the Seminary is at 
present much crowded, and a sufficient num- 
ber of candidates on the list for the vacan- 
cies which may take place in the course of 
at least eight months, and to refer them par- 
ticularly to that part of the terms of said In- 
stitution, in which it is requested, " That no 
child may be brought or sent without pre- 
vious application having been made to the 
Inspector, the Rev. Abraham Steiner, and 
leave obtained by him, in writing, appoint- 
ing the time of admittance." 
Salem, N. C, Nov. 21. 

Raleigh Register, April 1, 1814. 

— So far as we know no figures have ever been published rep- 
•resenting the actual number of Salem Academy and College grad- 
uates who have entered the teaching profession, but that this num- 
ber is large there is certainly no room to doubt, and from present 
•indications not a few pupils are turning their thought and effort to- 
wards the teaching profession. With this in mind, a special course 
has been planned in the line of Pedagogical Instruction and with the 
•cooperation of the State Board of Education, whose interest has 
Ibeen enlisted in this movement and whose counsel will be closely 

4860 The Academy 

followed as to text-books, subjects and methods. It is not intended! 
that this course shall add a burdensome amount of work in the case 
of any prospective teacher, but it is planned with a view of supply- 
ing certain needs which cannot be specifically met by the ap- 
pointed outline of college work leading to the degree A. B. It 
is believed that this course will enable young teachers to take up 
their work with a considerable degree of advantage, and will, in 
particular, enable them to avoid certain errors and difficulties which 
attend the first year's experience in the teacher's position. 

— Almost daily we are able to note the steady progress being 
made by the forces of workmen engaged upon the construction of 
the new Southbound Railway, half a mile east of the college grounds 
but in full view from the terrace on the campus. A splendid con- 
crete and steel bridge of unusual length and imposing height is rap- 
idly nearing completion. In the meanwhile a great bank of earth is 
being thrust out from the hill opposite to meet the approaching 
bridge and to form its southern buttress. It is interesting to think 
that the first view which incoming travelers upon this great railway 
artery will receive of Winston-Salem will be the beautiful view of 
our ivy covered buildings and secluded park which will be disclosed 
to them as the train swings across the great viaduct far up the valley 
of the Salem creek. This, too, will be the last view of departing 
travelers going southward and will, we trust, form a pleasant remin- 
der of the best things for which this community stands. There 
seems to be no doubt that this new railway connection is destined 
to become a part of a great North and South Main Line System 
connecting the States north of us with the larger Atlantic harbors 
lying to the south. It is easy to see that this will make it a most 
important link in freight and passenger traffic alike, and there is 
every reason to believe that it will serve no interest of the commu- 
nity more fully than Salem Academy and College in being the 
means, after all these years of waiting, of bringing a large portion 
of our Southern patronage, without change of cars, direct to Win- 
ston-Salem. If the promise of the contractors should be fulfilled,, 
and there seems to be no prospect of delay, this year will see pas.- 
senger trains in operatfon on the main line. 

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from alumnae and other friends 

All communications for this Department should he addressed to Thk Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 22, 1910. 
Rev. Howard E. Rondthaler, 

Winston-Salem, N. C. : 
Dear Sir : 

I am very glad to hear that you are thinking of making your 
woodland a demonstration area in practical forestry, and am more 
than willing to cooperate with you in every way possible. 

Mr. Holmes, Forester to the Survey, will be able to come up 
to Salem some time next month, and will go over the ground care- 
fully with you, or the Instructor in Botany, or any one else you 
may wish, and will assist you in preparing a plan of management 
and instruction. He will notify you two or three days in advance 
of his coming. 

Very truly yours, 

Joseph Hyde Pratt. 

State Geologist. 

— "It is a great pleasure for me to do even this little for 
■"Salem," retaining as I do the rememprance of two very happy 
years spent within her walls. 

"If there is a magazine published now I should appreciate a 
copy, as I want to become a subscriber. I am out of touch sadly. 

" With sincerest good wishes for your administration, I am, 
" Very truly yours, 

Shouns, Tenn. "Nell C. Rhea, '05." 

— " 'Tis a pleasure to try to help in the progress of the dear 

old College. 

' ' I am glad to hear that you have such a full school this year. 

"Hope Bishop Rondthaler, Miss Lehman and Mr. Pfohl are 

getting along nicely. Would like so much to see you all, and 
spend a few hours at least in the old college. 

" With all good wishes, I am, 

" Very respectfully, 

Norwood, N. C. " Verna May Dunlap." 

4862 The Academy. 

— " Enclosed find $1.00 for subscription to The Academy. It 
should have been paid long- ago, but I really would forget it. 

" May the coming New Year have many blessings in store for 
Salem Academy and College. 

" Yours truly, 

"M. L. Early." 
Galax, Va. 

— "My subscription to The Academy expired in October 
last, and I am enclosing check for amount due to that date. Thank 
you for sending it on to me after my time had expired. I always 
miss it when it fails to come. 

" With best wishes for its continued success, 

"Agnes M. C. Jeter." 
Whitmire, S. C. 

— " I am sending you my subscription to The Academy. I 
have received the last number, and as I read it my thoughts turn- 
back to the old College and to many happy Christmas seasons 
spent there. 

" With best wishes, I am, 

" Yours truly, 

" Mrs. J. A. Peacock." 
West Pompano, Fla. 

— " I have again neglected sending my subscription until rather 
late, but I hope not too late to miss a number of The Academy, 
for I always look forward to its coming. 

" I can hardly realize it has been nearly ten years since I left 
dear old Salem Academy and College, but time goes swiftly by and 
so many changes. 

" I have been living in the North now seven years, and like it 
very much, but get quite homesick many times for old Winston- 
Salem, especially at Easter and Christmas time. 

" Enclosed find subscription for another year. 

" Wishing you all success in every way, 

' ' Sincerely, 
"Mrs. Margaret (Keith) Mickey." 

Northumberland, Pa. 

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&i)e Jftfltmtl) in tlje School. 

— At the request of the staff of this year's Annual, The Acad- 
emy desires to draw the attention of Alumnae and other friends to 
the forthcoming publication of " Sights and Insights, which will 
be issued May, 1910. The delightful plans which the Board of' 
Publication is carrying out give promise of a publication of unusual 
beauty and value. Pictorially it will reflect the life and spirit of the 
Academy and College, and as a record of class experiences, social 
events, organizations, etc., it might well form a pleasing addition to 
the library of any former pupil whose heart is warm towards the 
scenes of her student days. The Sights and Insights' Board is 
ready to receive subscriptions for single copies at a price of $2.50' 

— Some word of especial commendation is due the large pro- 
portion of pupils who were promptly in their places with the very 
opening hours of the new term on Wednesday, January 5th, 1910. 
Three-fourths of the pupils of the entire enrollment reported "pres- 
ent" on the first day. Possibly only those who have had real 
experience in class work can adequately appreciate what this means 
towards the successful progress of the term. 

— It is a pleasure to announce that Miss Siedenberg, of the Art 
Department, will spend the summer abroad, visiting Paris and other 
European cities in pursuit of studies associated with her profession. 
Miss Siedenberg looks forward with especial pleasure to revisiting 
her home city of Vienna, and to this end has reserved passage on 
the Steamer Chicago, of the Transatlantic Line, sailing from New 
York on Saturday, May 28th, for Havre. 

— From the Bethlehem, Pa., Seminary Mirror we learn that 
" Gwendolen English ('09) writes that because of the serious illness- 
of her younger sister it was necessary for her to resign her position- 
at the Salem Academy and College in order to be nearer home. 
She is now teaching Latin and English in the Boiling Springs High' 
School, in the neighborhood of Shelby. The sister whose illness- 
called Gwendolen home died on the fifth of November." 

4864 The Academy. 

— Seven new enrollments for September, 1910, is the encour- 
aging record for the first ten days of January. 

— The visitor to the old Home church on any Wednesday 
morning, between the hour of 11 o'clock and noon, will find gath- 
ered a most interesting body of worshippers which fills the vener- 
able structure from end to end. Immediately in front are seated 
the pupils of a number of primary schools located within a few min- 
utes' walk of the church. To the rear of these on the north side 
in solid and sturdy grouping sit the Boys' School boys, while the 
centre and south sides are entirely filled with the pupils of the Acad- 
emy and College. 

The service is opened with hymn, prayer and the recitation of 
the Apostles' Creed and The Commandments. Then follows the 
recitation by schools of the appointed hymn for the day, the plan 
being that thus an intimate and lasting knowledge of the great 
hymns of Christendom may be gained. 

And now comes the most impressive portion of the service, 
when Bishop Rondthaler devotes fifteen or twenty minutes to the 
telling of the Bible story for the day. For thirty-two years the 
Bishop has followed this plan, traversing the entire course of Bibli- 
cal narrative in about seven years. The story is told in a real and 
living manner, and five hundred young people sit in close and often 
rapt attention. There is no " preaching," but the true and straight- 
forward Bible narrative is depended upon to do its good work in the 
hearts of the young hearers. 

— A steady round of musical, dramatic and social events is in 
anticipation on successive occasions during the Spring Term. The 
Seniors will present their Play, entitled "Breezy Point, on the 
night of Monday, January 31st. Miss Brushingham's Chorus and 
certain of Miss Plummer's Expression Class will render the Operetta, 
a Dress Rehearsal, on Saturday night, February 12th. Saturday, 
January 28th, is the date set for the " Pennant Prom," a new feat- 
ure of the Winter social life, and we have already received notice 

ithat on Washington's Birthday the Seniors will serve refreshments, 
including a light breakfast, for the benefit of the Lehman Chair of 
Literature, and that on the evening of that day the annual Junior- 

.Senior dinner and reception will be given. 

The Academy. 486") 

— The Christmas Holidays closed as happily as they had begun 
and the particular feature which characterized the "last night" of 
vacation was thus well described by the social reporter of the Twin 
City Daily Sentinel : 


"The vacation girls of the Salem College, those young ladies 
who remained at College during the holidays, had a delightful time 
last night on the Pleasure Ground to the east of the campus. Here, 
■with a great bonfire, with the proverbial brook babbling as it bab- 
bled a hundred years ago, and with the girls singing songs, the 
scene was one of novelty and animation. Eighteen young ladies, 
under the chaperonage of President and Mrs. Rondthaler, toasted 
sausages and bread — and fingers sometimes — in the great fire that 
lighted the hill and valley. Lanterns were strung at intervals, and 
the evening was most enjoyable. It was the night before classes. 
The young ladies were representatives from eleven Southern States 
and were : 

"Miss Witt, of Kentucky; Miss Morrow, of Mexico; Misses 
Mott, of Oklahoma; Miss Hewes, of Louisiana; Miss Hyde, of Flor- 
ida; Miss Haury, of Kansas; Miss Coolidge, of Tennessee; Misses 
Cox, Butt, Sizer and George, of North Carolina; Misses Haynes, 
of Virginia, and Misses Bean and O'Neal of Georgia." 

— We venture to borrow again from The Sentinel, which keeps 
itself well informed about the affairs of the School, in its sprightly 
account of one of the first social events in the new term : 

" Saturday night is always a gala night at Salem Academy and 
College, and seldom a week-end passes which is not punctuated 
with some kind of merry-making in the college family. President 
and Mrs. Rondthaler quite agree with the trite adage : ' All work 
and no play makes Jack (and his sister) a dull boy (and girl.)' 
Last Saturday night the college ' gym ' was the scene of animation 
and gaiety, for a fancy dress ball was in progress, and here was 
gathered the beauty, if not the chivalry of old Salem. Irresistible 
music by a colored orchestra urged on scores of all too-willing feet, 
and truly all was ' merry as a wedding bell.' Some of the costumes 
were decidedly fetching : Here were Miss Columbia, Little Red Rid- 
ing Hood, Mary Jane in abbreviated frock and slippers and socks, 

4866 The Academy. 

Billikin, a Scotch lass, French maid, Japanese lady, Janice Meredith, 
Dresden shepherdess, and even a Sister of Charity gaily tripped the 
light fantastic with a Spanish maiden whose clattering tambourine 
added to the general hilarity. It was a distinct regret when the 
offensively prompt bed time bell sounded finis to an evening crowd- 
ed with enjoyment, and the dusky musicians solemnly folded their 
instruments and stole silently away in the darkness." 

— Older pupils will remember some of the enthusiastic visits 
which they paid to the ice ponds south of Salem and adjacent to the 
Creek in the days now almost twenty years past when those mead- 
ows were regularly flooded each winter in order to afford Salem its 
supply of ice. The unusual cold weather attending the Christmas 
Holidays this year opened the way for a request that one of our 
meadows be again flooded, which was cheerfully acceded to with the 
result that several days splendid skating was afforded for the young 
people of the town and school. 

One of the beauties of this meadow rink is its absolute safety, for 
at no place does the depth of the water exceed three or four feet. 
When not frozen the flooded meadow adds no little to the pictur- 
esqueness of the immediate neighborhood of the school, placid or 
rippling, flecked with the ciouds in reflection and with the hill to- 
southward lying mirrored in its surface. By the middle of February, 
when all hope of further ice is past, the water will be withdrawn and 
the meadow restored to its usual purpose. 

— Two new members have been added to the Faculty with the 
opening of the Spring Term, namely : Miss Ruth Brinkley, of 
Georgetown, S. C. , who takes charge of the Fourth Room as col- 
league to Miss Sallie Shaffner, and Miss Sallie Stafford, of Winston- 
Salem, who is associated with Miss Winkler in South Hall. Both of 
these ladies are graduates of the institution and both have been en- 
gaged in teaching in the interval between their graduation and their 
present return to their Alma Mater. 

— For the first time in its history, the Auditorium in Alumnae 
Memorial Hall was the scene of a Moravian Lovefeast, when on 
Friday night, January 21st, the Mission Band of the Home church 
celebrated its anniversary by a Missionary Lovefeast. This tempo- 
rary transfer of service from the Home church to Alumnae Hall was 

Tin-. Academy. 4867 

necessitated by the impairment of the venerable organ in the Home 
church, which after mure than a century of continuous service has 
developed serious internal trouble and- at least for the present is out 
of commission. The service was in charge of Rev. Kenneth Pfohl 
and the address was delivered by the Rev. William Lambeth, pas- 
tor of the newly established West End Methodist church, of Win- 
ston-Salem. Mr. Lambeth's subject was " By Products of Mission- 
ary Enterprise." The music on this occasion was rendered by a trio, 
Miss Emma Leinbach, Mr. Pless and Mr. Hammer. Prof. Shirley 
presided at the organ. 

— Amongst the visitors to Salem Academy and College since 

our last issue are Mr. Thomas Jones, of Knoxville, Tenn. ; Mrs. 

Glendy, of Pulaski, Va. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cannon, of Concord, 

N. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Schneebeli, of Nazareth, Pa. ; Prof, and 
Mrs. A. H. Patterson, of Chapel Hill, N. C. ; Mr. Morris, of Con- 
cord, N. C. ; Mr. Royal, of Wilmington, N. C, and Mr. Bryant, of 
Randleman, N. C. 

— To the deep delight of Miss Mary Meinung, custodian of the 
Library, and to the great comfort of the many users of the Library, 
a complete equipment of new and comfortable library chairs was in- 
stalled during the second week of the new term. The furniture is 
finished in golden oak, and harmonizes well with the lighter colors 
of walls and ceiling, which were decorated during the summer vaca- 
tion of 1910. 

— A considerable purchase of new apparatus has just been made 
for the Science Department, and consists of material selected by 
Miss Stewart at the time of her visit to the Southern Educational 
Conference at Charlotte. Several of the larger dealers in scientific 
instruments had exhibitions at this convention, and an unusual op- 
portunity was afforded to make personal inspection of the newest 
equipment in Chemical and Physical supplies. 

The list of purchases includes : Hartl Optical Disk, Refraction 
Tank, Convex and Concave Mirror, Optical Bench, Brass Wire 
Spiral for Hook's Law, Bell Glass with Brass Cap, Wheatstone 
Bridge, 3 Kipp's Automatic Generators, Model Lifting Pump. 

— The many readers of The Academy who personally know 
Miss Sal'ie Shaffner will regret to learn that in the second week of 
the term she had the misfortune to sustain a painful sprain of her 
right foot through a fall on the Infirmary porch steps occasioned by 
a slight covering of ice. 

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3ht JBemortam. 

(Extract from Memoir by Bishop Rondthaler.) 
Virginia Trice Richardson Shaffner was the daughter of the 
late James and the late Martha Buckner Richardson. She was born 
in Pembroke, Kentucky, on Dec. 31st, 1871, and belonged to a 
very large family circle, being related through her mother to the 
Buckners, whose history fills more than one page in the annals of 
the great State of Kentucky. 

She had the deep young sorrow of losing both her father and 
her mother. Her father departed this life in 1885, and her mother 
a few weeks later, so that at fifteen she was an orphan child. But 
the Lord was very good in giving her an excellent guardian, Mr. 
John B. Trice, of Hopkinsville, Ky. , whom she always regarded 
with great respect and gratitude, and a dear aunt, Mrs. P. E. Rich- 
ardson, of Reidsville, N. C. She graduated from Bethel College in 
her native State, and then lived for awhile with her aunt in Reids- 
ville. Thus she was brought in touch with Salem Academy and 
College, into which she entered as a special pupil in Elocution, be- 
ginning of 1893. Towards the close of the same year she became 
assistant teacher in the Institution, and in 1894 a full teacher, and, 
after further studies in her favorite art, the Professor of Elocution. 
She was a very successful instructor, and was greatly beloved by 
her girls in view of the bright and affectionate way in which she 
entered into the course and tenor of their school life, and many a 
young heart will be saddened at the news of her departure. In the 
spring of 1902 she retired from the Academy and on Nov. 5 of that 
year she was married to Brother William Francis Shaffner. Their 
married life in Fries, Va. , Asheville, and more recently Winston- 
Salem, was of the happiest description. She was a loving wife — 
the intimate friend of her husband, as well as his wife — and a strong, 
sympathetic, cheery counsellor in every weary and perplexed hour. 
Though largely resident in schools, and therefore little acquainted 
with household life, she threw herself with all her soul into every 
aspect of her dear new home. One hardly knew whom to admire 
most — the little boy whom God had given or the devoted mother 

The Academy. 4869 

beaming" upon him at every stage of his infant growth and progress. 
If ever there was a happy wife and mother it was this one, whom 
her little son may only dimly remember, and her little daughter, 
born Nov. 23d, 1909, can never know on earth. 

Our departed sister was a deeply religious woman — a good 
Christian. At a tender age already she had united herself with the 
Baptist Church in Pembroke, Ky. , and in the spring of 1903 she 
became a member of her husband's church in Salem, where for a 
time she had also taught in the Sunday School. With her charac- 
teristic heartiness she made herself at home in her new surroundings 
as she did everywhere, in the large family circle and in the wider 
life of the community. It had pleased God to give this orphan girl 
the sympathetic touch which made her one with those among whom 
God's providence was pleased to cast her lot. We never thought 
of her as a stranger from far away, but as one of the dear home 
folks who had always been kin to our lives and our loves. 

So the brief years of her married life sped on — she had come 
into her new and beautiful home, for which she had planned so 
earnestly with her husband — when God began to say to her, first in 
the gentlest whisper, " Not here, my child, but in my lovelier home 
above." And so, after some time of illness, ending in pneumonia 
and heart clot, it came to be. We knew not, perhaps she even did 
not know that she was leaning against the very door of her final 
home : — it opened softly and quickly about two o'clock on Thurs- 
day morning, Dec. 23d, 1909, and in a moment she found herself 
in the circle of those who had gone before her, and into which her 
dear ones shall enter by and by. 

i ~m" 


Elwell — Pullan. — On November 17, 1909, in San Francisco, Cal., 
Dr. C. F. Elwell to Miss Ethel Pullan. 

Leonard— Nesbitt — On November 24. 1909, Mr. Royden E. Leo- 
nard to Miss Annie Nesbitt, of Spartanburg, S. C. 

Harris— Robhins. — On December 29, 1909, in Raleigh, N. C, Mr. 
Charles Harris to Miss Saidee Robbins. 

4870 The Academy. 

Sdssore* mat 

"A little nonsense now and then 
Is relished by the wisest men " 

The following are some examples of school boy blunders col- 
lected by the London Dasly News : 

The earth is an obsolete spheroid. 

Lord Raleigh was the first man to see the Invisible Armada. 

Tennyson wrote " In Memorandum." 

King Edward IV. had no geological right to the English 

Henry I. died of eating palfreys. 

Louis XVI. was gelatined during the French Revolution. 

Gender shows whether a man is masculine, feminine or neuter. 
James I. died from argue. 

' An angle is a triangle with only two sides. 

Geometry teaches us how ro bisex angels. 

Parallel lines are the same distance all the way, and do not 
meet unless you bend them. 

Horse- power is the distance one horse can carry a pound of 
water an hour. 

If the air contains more than 100 per cent, of carbolic acid it is 
very injurious to health. 

Gravitation is that which if there were none we should all fly 

A vacuum is a large empty space where the Pope lives. 

A deacon is the lowest kind of Christian. 

We find a few more of these in the New York Sun's London 
correspondence : 

In India a man out of a cask may not marry a woman out of 
another cask. 

Thomas Becket used to wash the feet of leopards. 

A renegade is a man who kills a king. 

The press today is the mouth organ of the people. 

A lie is an aversion to the truth. 

Women's suffrage is the state of suffering to which they were 

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Vol. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C. , February, 1910. No. 285 

Entered as second-class matter in the PoStoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The Academy and College feels particularly happy in the 
announcement of the Baccalaureate preacher and the Commence- 
ment speaker for the approaching occasion. 

The Rev. J. Kier Frazier, of Charleston, S. C. , is pastor of 
the famous old Second Presbyterian Church of that city. A Cana- 
dian by birth, Dr. Frazier has become widely identified with the 
State of South Carolina, and, in particular, with the interests of our 
soon-to-be near neighbor, the city of Charleston. 

— Prof. Edward K. Graham, Dean, University of North Caro- 
lina, is probably the youngest speaker who has ever been invited to 
grace our Commencement occasion. Prof. Graham is Professor of 
English and as Dean of the University he has taken up the work of 
Dr. Eben Alexander, now in temporary retirement through ill 
health. Prof. Graham is becoming widely known' both as a writer 
and speaker. 

— Easter falls this year upon Sunday, March 27th, and, no 
doubt, as heretofore great interest will attach to the services of that 
day and of the Passion Week preceding. A number of patrons 
and friends have already indicated their intention to visit Salem at 
this time, and probably the attendance upon the Passion Week and 
Easter Services will be quite in keeping with that of former years. 
It is not intended that the few days during which, at this time, 
recitations are omitted shall be looked upon in the light of an Easter 
holiday, and it is particularly inadvisable that parents shall at this 

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time give permission for visits home, since only a portion of three 
days comes under this observance and they are fully occupied with 
the various services in the church adjoining the college. 

Patrons who plan to visit Salem at this time should so arrange 
their coming as to include, if possible, the services of Good Friday, 
since an attendance upon the services of Easter Day only without 
the anticipatory services of the several days preceding loses much 
of its significance and value. 

— The Academy rejoices to learn of the honorable attainment 
which has recently been achieved by our lifetime friend and neigh- 
bor, Dr. H. T. Bahnson, in his election as one of the four members 
of the Committee of Laws for the Tri-State Medical Association 
•(Va., N. C. , S. C. ). Dr. Bahnson is known to every "Salem" 
boarder who has attended this College for more than a gener- 
ation past. His counsel and his eminent professional skill have 
been at our service by day and by night, and it has been a matter 
of c onstant comfort that he was at hand for instant call in any emer- 
gency. Certainly no profession demands more self-sacrifice than 
that of the physician, and there is, therefore, proportionately, the 
greater satisfaction when some public seal is thus placed upon the 
~the doctor's devotion and ability. 

— It was with particular pleasure that we had the opportunity 
of welcoming Mayor Wynne, of Raleigh, the father of Miss Annie 
Lee Wynne, one of our pupils, and the man who is now known 

^throughout the length and breadth of our Southland for his firm 
and courageous stand in suppressing an immoral play fn the city of 
Raleigh. Mayor Wynne happened in on the day following this 

«event, but was able to remain but a few hours, in part, lest it might 
be said that he had run away from the storm which his stand occa- 
sioned. We thoroughly concur with the view expressed by the 
Raleigh News a?id Observer the morning after the event in the 
following editorial : 

' 'The press and the authorities have a duty to perform in this 
matter — a delicate and difficult one, to be sure — that all who believe 
in decency and the elevation of the stage will applaud them for per- 
forming. " 

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The Commencement programme is now rapidly taking shape, 
most likely as the following : 

Friday, May 20th — Arts and Industries. 

Saturday, May 21st — Expression and Physical Culture. 

Sunday, May 22d — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, May 23d — Class Day and Alumnae Meetings. 

Grand Concert. 

Tuesday, May 24th — Graduation Exercises. 

The exercises on Friday night will be the exhibition of the 
various departments of Arts and Industries, together with Recep- 
tions at these occasions. 

Saturday will be given to the department of Physical Culture, 
with an athletic exhibition and drill in the afternoon, and the out- 
door presentation at night of Shakespeare's " As You Like It." 

Sunday will be Baccalaureate Sunday, and the sermon will be 
delivered by the Rev. J. Kier Frazier, D. D. , pastor of the Second 
Presbyterian Church of Charleston, S. C. 

Monday morning will be given to the various exercises of the 
Senior Class, to be held in the Quadrangle, and to be followed by 
the presentation of various Memorials. 

Monday afternoon will be in charge of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion, and the exercises will culminate in an Alumnae Meeting and 
Reunion. At night the Grand Concert will be given. 

Tuesday — Commencement Day — the Graduation Exercises, at 
which the Diplomas will be presented, and the Oration delivered 
by Dean Edward K. Graham, University of North Carolina. 

— "Next year" begins already to crowd upon us, and espe- 
cially does this seem true when we are asked to enroll pupils for 
September, 1910. Several advance enrollments have been made 
thus far in February in addition to those noted in the January 

The "September 1910" enrollments for February include be- 
sides North Carolina, one each from the States of Florida, Georgia 
and Mississippi. 

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Probably a large number of the readers of The Academy read 
the Associated Press telegram under date Feb. 3d, which stated 
that Salem College for Women had been selected by the General 
Education Board of New York city, as the recipient of a conditional 
gift of $75,000 towards an Endowment Fund of $300,000. 

This splendid news has just been confirmed by a communica- 
tion from the Board received as this Academy goes to press. 

The Board of Trustees and the Alumnae Association are now 
busy planning for the inauguration of this great and responsible 
movement, and a full account of all that is proposed and what it 
means will appear in the next issue of The Academy. 

— The following kindly letter speaks for itself, and we return 
our thanks to President Clewell, his wife and the students of the 
Bethlehem Moravian Seminary : 

To the President, Faculty and Students of Salem Academy and 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina : 

We have learned with great pleasure of the offer of the General 
Education Board, and we desire to extend to you our congratula- 
tions. While with you in the work at Salem we always felt that 
endowment was one of the prime essentials in the development of 
the greater work of the future, and this offer is another step in the 
right direction. While we realize that much work remains to be 
done, we also realize that it is a marked advance, and we feel confi- 
dent that success will be attained in time. 

We take pleasure in sending the congratulations of our stu- 
dents with our own, for we were all made happy in the news of the 
offer to which we alluded above in our letter of congratulations. 

Wishing you success in your individual tasks as well as in the 
general work of the school, we are, 

Sincerely, your friends, 

Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Clewell. 

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— The following invitation has been received by the Salem 
Academy and College : 


You are cordially invited to attend the conference for education 
in the South to be held at Little Rock, Arkansas, beginning Wed- 
nesday, April 6th, and lasting through the evening of the 8th. 

We are going to Little Rock in response to " urgent and cor- 
dial " invitations from the Governor of the State, the State Super- 
intendent of Education, the President of the State Normal School, 
the Little Rock Business Men's League, the Little Rock Board of 
Trade, the Retail Merchants Association, Hon. U. M. Rose, the 
Little Rock School Board, the Principal of the High School, the 
Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, and the State Committee 
of the N. E. A., who voice a welcome from the citizens of the entire 
State. Leading professional men, business men, and educators from 
every section are coming to counsel with us. We hope that you 
can be present with us This meeting has unusual possibilities. 

Feb. 15, 1910. ROBERT C. OGDEN, President. 

— An important visitoY to Salem Academy and College, on 
Monday, Feb. 21st, was Dr. H. Hutt, State Forester of the Board 
of Agriculture of North Carolina. Dr. Hutt, in the brief time pos- 
sible for his visit, made a rapid examination of forestry conditions 
in the Salem Square and in our twenty-five acres of forest land lying 
eastward of the school and forming the Pleasure Grounds. His com- 
ments and advice will prove of great value, and while it is not prac- 
tical in a paragraph to recount in detail all that he said it will be of 
interest to know that he found no serious danger threatening any 
portion of our beautiful forest, and that we may have reason to be- 
lieve that with proper care and intelligent reforesting, this preserve 
will remain much as it is for generations to come. Dr. Hutt ex- 
pressed great surprise and pleasure at the extraordinary diversity 
of trees found within the limits of our campus, some of the varieties 
being unusually rare for this section of the country. In Dr. Hutt's 
judgment the elm tree is best fitted for campus and park purposes 
in this portion of the State, and his advice is against any tendency 
to crowd trees upon slopes which might otherwise present a grassy 
lawn. On this account he greatly commended the present appear- 

4878 The Academy 

ance of the Public Square, and deprecated any plan which would 
tend to multiply trees in the open grassy spaces. With the co-op- 
eration of the Forestry Department of the State and as a special 
effort of our department in Botany, the systematic and permanent 
marking of our trees will now be undertaken and intelligent steps 
pursued for the preservation of every worthy tree which now stands 
upon our campus. 

The Science Department. 

The Science Department has recently received some additions 
to its supply of practical exhibits. 

Huyler's of New York has given us large charts of the Cacao 
trees and fruits, and of the processes of drying the seeds, and also 
sample jars of the seeds, the cocoa nibs, chocolate powder, and 
cocoa butter. 

Walter Baker & Co. , of Dorchester, Mass. , have sent us their 
educational exhibit, containing seeds, nfbs, powder and butter, put 
up in a neat case. 

Both firms sent us pamphlets, explaining the processes of pre- 
paring chocolate and cocoa. 

We have received from the Nonotuck Silk Co. a book, des- 
cribing silk worm culture and the preparation of silk from the 

The Royal Baking Powder Co., of New York, sent us samples 
of cream of tartar and of the crude argol from which it is prepared. 
The crystals of argol are large and of dark color, just as they are 
taken from the inside of the wine casks. 

All these exhibits, and we hope to increase our supply during 
the coming years, are to be used in the Botany and Chemistry 
courses, and in the Domestic Science courses, where the practical 
aspect of food supplies is especially emphasized. 

Some small pamphlets have betn purchased from the Health- 
Education League, Boston, upon such topics as Healthful Homes, 
Meat and Drink, Milk, the Plague of Mosquitoes and Flies and 
Habits of Health. 

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— With the coming of "Ash Wednesday" on February 9th,. 
the thought of Lent has engaged the mind of a great part of Christ- 
endom. Here at "Salem" a conscientious effort is made to reach 
middle ground in the observance of Lent, so that without the ex- 
treme of "High Church" practise we do at the same time mark 
with some significance these important forty days in the Church 
Year. There is no intention to impose a season of mournful self- 
abnegation upon any one. For the lime being the lighter fri- 
volities are dispensed with, special services, particularly of Biblical 
instruction, are held week by week, upon which attendance is en- 
tirely voluntary, and, above all, our thought and contemplation are 
centered upon the norm of our faith, " Christ and Him crucified." 

— Once more we are happy to report enrollment conditions 
which show a considerable advance over the report made in the 
December number of The Academy, at which time our lists showed 
a total of 419. 

The present enrollment totals 461 as follows : 

Academy, 157 

College 150 

Special Departments , 154 

Total 461 

No duplicates. 

— The Academy desires to make public acknowledgment of~ 
the really extraordinary cooperation in its work afforded by the 
the three papers of Winston-Salem, The Twin- City Daily Sentinel, 
The Wins ton- Sal em Journal and The Unio?i Republican. It is a. 
matter of sincere congratulation that these three papers are so ready 
and evidently enthusiastic in serving the interests of our beloved 
institution. Their zeal in obtaining news, their patience and dis- 
crimination in the preparation of this news and their reportorial gift- 
in its final presentation mean more for the well-being of the institu- 
tion and for its right appreciation in the mind of the community 
than can be adequately expressed in this single paragraph. Our 
only desire in thus referring to the matter here is to give public 
expression to our extreme appreciation for this invaluable service, 
and perhaps in a measure to draw the attention of the community 
to the indispensable cooperation of its newspapers in every move- 
ment which deserves their sympathy and support. 

'4880 The Academy. 

ftfie ilttontf) in t|)e g>d)ool. 

— Washington's Birthday, which fortunately turned out to be 
a perfect spring day, was variously observed by different portions 
of the school. During the morning, refreshments were served by 
the Seniors for the benefit of the Lehman Chair of Literature, and 
a special provision was made for late breakfasters who enjoyed the 
added hours of sleep afforded by the holiday. Room Company 
festivities were celebrated by the Red Room and the Fourth Room, 
the latter decorating their table in the Dining Hall with appropriate 
national colors and Washington souvenirs. The crowning event of 
the day was the Junior-Senior annual reception described as follows 
in the morning edition of The Journal : 

"Probably the most brilliant social affair ever held at Salem 
Academy and College was the reception last evening of the Juniors 
to the Seniors in the gymnasium, which was most beautifully 
decorated in American and Confederate flags, together with patriotic 
bunting. The members of both classes were most becomingly 
gowned in Martha Washington costumes. 

" Guests to the number of sixty were seated at long banquet 
tables and delicious refreshments were served. Miss Dicie Howell, 
President of the Junior Class, was the charming toastmaster. 
'Washington favors were distributed among the visitors. 

"Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler, Miss Lehman, Miss Lou Shaff- 
ner and President and Mrs. H. E. Rondthaler were the guests of 

' ' At the close of the dinner'the young ladies, by invitation, 
went to the reception at the Home church chapel, where there en- 
trance to the accompaniment of patriotic music was greeted with 
enthusiastic applause. ' ' 

— Word is received as we go to press from the Leland Com- 
pany, of New York, workers In stone, that the " Hebe" statue has 
arrived after its long journey from the studios in Pietrasanta, Italy. 
It will be remembered that this statue of Hebe is the memorial to 
Miss Helen Wilde presented by the Alpha Delta Phi Society. 

As soon as the statue is released from custom duties it will be 
inspected and at once forwarded, but not to Ve unveiled until Com- 

The Academy. 4881 

mencement. Dr. Clevvell has kindly offered to see the treasured 
statue safely through New York and we shall expect its early arri- 
val. Inasmuch as this is the first place of original marble work to 
adorn our Hall, exceptional interest will attach to its unveiling and 
we can surely hope that it will prove the predecessor of successive 
statues which in time will serve to enrich the aesthetic equipment of 
this institution, and to cultivate the artistic sense of beauty. 

— The Commencement invitations now being designed by our 
old friends, the Wright Engraving Co., of Philadelphia, promise to 
be unusually artistic, and are the result of a painstaking study on 
the part of the Senior Class. The engraving will be in the popular 
Old English type and the seal will be done in gold. 

— The Valentine season was celebrated with a merry party of 
forty children, guests of the Tenth Room. The young hostesses 
had been busy for several weeks, designing hearts and Cupids in 
red card board, which were charmingly festooned through their 
study parlor in anticipation of the arrival of the eager guests. Miss 
Smith and Miss Rice, as supervising hostesses, directed the affair, 
and planned the Valentine drawing contest, which was won jointly 
by Miss Rachel Luckenbach and Miss Helen Fletcher. 

— The annual supper of the Alumnae Association was given on 
Thursday, Feb. 17th, in the parlors of the President's house, be- 
tween the hours of 2 and 10 o'clock. The supper was served by 
the ladies of the Alumnae Association, and in particular by the 
members of the Executive Board. During the afternoon and early 
evening a large number of pupils were in attendance and later in 
the evening a considerable number of townsfolk. The financial 
result showed a profit of approximately $100.00, which will be 
applied to the Endowment Fund. This amonnt is the more grati- 
fying because throughout practically the whole afternoon, and not- 
ably at the supper hour, a veritable flood of rain descended without 
intermission, making it next to impossible for pedestrians to use the 
streets, which ran like brooks with the overflow from the torrential 
rains. No severer test could have been put upon town loyalty to 
the Academy and College and the gratifying response is worthy of 
more than passing notice. 

4882 The Academy. 

— No little enthusiasm has been aroused recently over the pro- 
posed consoldation of Winston-Salem, and discussion has waxed 
earnest as to whether the hyphen between the two names is a bridge 
or a barrier. 

To us of Salem Academy and College it appears that the whole . 
trend of the times is towards consolidation — that it is indeed inevi- 
table, and that the only question is whether we ourselves shall enjoy 
the fruits of such a movement, or whether it will be left to our suc- 
cessors in the " Greater Winston-Salem Consolidated." 

Possibly, no factor in the town life has taken more steps to 
smooth the path of this consolidation than Salem Academy and 


Its town patronage is drawn as much from Winston as from 
Salem ; both communities are represented in its faculty, and this 
has long been the case ; its Board of Trustees reside on both sides 
of the hyphen ; its audiences on public occasions are made up of 
the folk of Winston and Salem, blended as is the case in no other 
gatherings; its chorus; its orchestra; its Alumnae Board, know 
nothing of the " barrier that is but a hyphen." 

Salem Academy and College divides its business expenditures 
throughout the two communities with careful impartiality ; it asks- 
endowment alike from both towns, in short, so far as this Institution, 
is concerned the consolidation has been accomplished, and we live 
and work for a new city single and indissoluble. 

— The now closing winter has been one of unusual severity for 
this section, but with it all the health of the pupils has been uni- 
formly good, and that delightful characteristic of Piedmont Carolina 
has been proven true again and again that " the next day the sun 
always shines." On two occasions during the month of February 
snow has fallen to a considerable depth, to the great delight of 
school children and not a few of their elders. A charming and 
vivacious sight was offered during the snow storms, in the Salem 
Square, when twenty or thirty "Academy" girls were out coasting 
and snowballing while the windows of the institution were filled with. 
interested on-lookers. To some of the girls this was the first snow 
of any depth which they had ever witnessed and it was an absolutely 

The Academy. 4883 

novel experience. To the older citizens the winter with its occa- 
sional ice and sevtral snow storms, making possible both skating 
and sleighing, has seemed a delightful return to climatic conditions 
of a previous generation. Some beautiful pictures are in our pos- 
session of quaint Salem under snowy conditions in previous years, 
but for the past decade it had seemed that a decided change had 
come in weather conditions, and that we were perhaps never again 
to enjoy a considerable fall of snow. 

— On Sunday afternoon, February Gth, at the Vesper Service 
in Memorial Hall, the choir of Centenary Methodist Church, of 
which Miss Brushingham is the director, and the Home Church 
choir, together with our College glee club, gave the "Gallia," a 
sacred cantata by Gounod. The cantata, which is written for 
chorus, orchestra and soprano soloist w : as directed by Professor 
Muzzy. The Salem orchestra, with our great organ and Steinway 
grand piano, ably supported the chorus, and the soprano part 
seemed particularly well adapted to Miss Dicie Howell's voice, espe- 
cially in the closing number, "Jerusalem, Oh turn ye to the Lord,, 
thy God,,' when she carried the obligato solo against the full ac- 
companiment of chorus and orchestra. The splendid audience 
which crowded Memorial Hall could not have helped but be an in- 
spiration, and the union of church and school made the Vesper ser- 
vice a very happy occasion. 

On the 27th of February the work was repeated at the evening 
service in Centenary Church. The Daily Sentinel said : 

' ' A beautiful musical program was rendered at Centenary M. 
E. Church last night by the Home Moravian and Centenary choirs- 
and the Salem orchestra, under the direction of Prof. Muzzy, of the 
Salem Academy and College. Miss Rosa Dean presided at the 
pipe organ. 

"Mr. William Dugan played a beautiful violin solo, "The 
Holy City," accompanied by Miss Dean on the organ, and, after 
the hymn, " Holy, holy, holy," by the processional choir, Rev. H. 
E. Rondthaler, who presided in the absence of the pastor, led the 
audience in prayer. 

"Three beautiful selections were rendered by the choir in a 
masterly manner, these being "Unfold, Ye Portals," by Gounod ; 

4884 The Academy. 

"The Pilgrim Chorus," by Lambardi, and Gounod's "Gallia." 
The solo parts in the last number were taken by Miss Dicie Howell 
of Goldsboro, a pupil of Miss Brushingham at the Salem Academy. 
' ' There was a large number of people present in spite of the in- 
clement weather, and all those who attended enjoyed the services 

— On Monday night, Feb. 21st, a Recital of Shakespeare's 
King Henry IV, was given by Mr. Hannibal Williams, of New 
York, a Shakespearean scholar and interpreter, under the auspices 
of the Senior Class and for the benefit of the Lehman Chair of Lit- 
erature. Mr. Williams was known to this community through a 
visit some fifteen years ago and a considerable number of old friends 
were present in the audience. Although the night was exceedingly 
inclement the Recital was attended by a comparatively large aud- 
ience and it was evident during the two hours and a quarter that 
Mr. Williams recited that his audience was in great sympathy with 
the interpretations, particularly of genial Prince Hal and the rotund 
Falstaff. There was possibly no finer passage than the alternate 
interchange between Falstaff and the Prince when each in turn 
assumes the part of the King. Mr. Williams' Recital is singularly 
free from stage effects and gives full opportunity for a scholarly 
interpretation of Shakespeare without any trick of trade or device of 
costume or scenery. His memorization was faultless and his audi- 
ence delightedly followed him free from any anxiety lest he should 
trip in his lines. 

— After many busy weeks of editorial labor the material for 
" Sights and Insights," 1910, has been forwarded to the publishing 
house of J. B. Bell Co., Incorporated, of Lynchburg, Va., and the 
Editorial Board is enjoying a well earned breathing spell until the 
renewed toil of proof sheet reading will be on their hands. The 
Academy desires in this notice merely to remind Alumnae who ex- 
pect and desire to secure copies of the forthcoming Annual that the 
advance subscription list is now approaching dangerously near to the 
limit of the edition and that for safety's sake application for copies 
should be forwarded as soon as possible, payment for the same being 
made when the book is published in May. The group photographs 
promise to be unusually charming as they are unusually numerous 

The Academy. 4885 

It is felt that an exceptional degree of artistic skill in the grouping is 
planned for this Annual and it is safe to say that the publication will 
be a delightful souvenir of a year's life and work at Salem. 

— There is now on the presses the long promised Booklet, 

which in a brief text beautifully illustrated by half tone vignettes* 
recounts the opportunities and purposes of Salem Academy and 
College and in condensed form gives a full statement of the equip- 
ment, charges, life and environment of this institution. Nearly a 
thousand advance applications have been sent in for this Booklet 
which when issued will be sent free to applicants and the suggestion 
is herewith made that readers of The Academy who desire copies 
for themslves and their friends would do well to mail a request for 
the same at an early date so that they may be included in the first 
issue, which is now about to appear. Simply ask on a Postal Card 
for copies of the new " Salem " Booklet. 

— Possibly ours was the only school of music within the State 
of North Carolina to observe the 100th anniversary of the birth of 
Frederic Chopin, in a Recital of Chopin music, given on the after- 
noon of Wednesday, February 23d. The composition of the aud- 
ience on this occasion was of itself an interesting studv, inasmuch as 
it represented in addition to the pupils of the institution the wide- 
spread love of music which is one of the splendid heritages of this 
community from the days of our fathers. 

The following program was rendered and sets forth in itself the 
diversified gift of this great composer. 

" Sketch of Chopin." . . Miss Ruby Barrow. 

Scherzo. Op. 31. . . Miss Elizabeth Fetter. 

Nocturne. Op. 37. No. 2. . . Miss Emmie 'McKie. 

A Melody. .... Miss Elsie Haury. 

Polonaise. Op. 53. . . Miss Minnie McNair. 

" The Works of Chopin." A Sketch. Miss Annie Greenfield. 
Marche Funebre "from Sonata." Op. 35. Miss Lily Jackson. 
The Maiden's Wish. . . Miss Beulah Peters. 

Concerto. Op. 21. . . Miss Louise Bahnson. 

Orchestral Parts on Organ by Mr. Shirley. 
The Sketches are read by Miss Plummer. 

— The following visitors are amongst those who called at Salem 
Academy and College since the last issue of The Academy : Mayor 
J. S. Wynne, of Raleigh, N. C. ; Mrs. C. B. Willingham, Macon, 
Ga. ; Mrs. R. L. Potts, Lynchburg, Va. ; Mr. Walter Lyerly, Bridge- 
water, N. C. ; Mrs. Scott Fillman. Reidsville, N. C. ; Mr. David 
Fowle, Washington, N* C. ; Miss Mabel Green, Durham, N. C. 

4886 The Academy. 

— There can hardly be any doubt that Pennant Prom has be- 
come a fixture of " Salem " College life, so successful was the first 
celebration of this character. The part which the pennants played 
was solely a decorative one, Main Hall corridor and entrance being 
profusely decorated with a couple hundred College pennants swing- 
ing from the ceilings and representing Schools North, South, East 
an I West, of every color and emblazoned with a bewildering assort - 
jme it of College initials. 

" Engagement" cards had been circulated several days in ad- 
vance containing the musical program and engagement dates in 
blank. These were all filled out by the appointed hour and from 
7:30 until 10 o'clock the affair moved merrily on. Band Music, 
Glee Club Songs, Male Quartettes and one or two solos furnished 
the musical features, and two hundred gaily costumed promenaders 
filled the halls with a brilliant and delightful throng. 

3ht Hflemoriam. 

With sad hearts we record the death of our beloved friend and 
former classmate, Hannah Dewey, wife of Mr. J. Langhoem Barham, 
which occurred in her home in Goldsboro, on Jan. 23d, 1910. 

Resolved, 1st, That in the death of Hannah Dewey Barham, 
Salem Academy and College has lost a most valuable and loyal 
alumna ; the Class of 1903 one of its most gifted and beloved mem- 
bers ; and we, as individuals, one of our truest and sweetest friends. 
Resolved, 2d, That we seek to imitate those rare virtues that 
made her the gentle, refined, lovable companion whose beautiful 
life, so full of thoughtfulness for others and forgetfulness of self, won 
for her the love and admiration of all who knew her. 

Resolved, 3d, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the 
bereaved family, asking the Divine Father to comfort them in their 

Resolved, 4th, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the 
Salem College magazine with the request that they be published. 

Annie Walker Cummings. 
Mary Wood Cooke. 
Ada Petway Stewart. 
Henrietta S. Reid. 

Class of 1903. 

HKi'crtorj) of jUJlovabian gxrljoolg 

Moravian Gollege and Theological Seminary 


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Coilegiate— TWO DISTINCT DEPARTMENTS-Theological 

The former comprises complete Classical and Lati.i-Scientific Courses, 
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Field. For Catalogue and other information, address 

A. SCHULZE, L. H. D., President. 

The Moravian Parochial School 


A Day School for both Sexes 

The Preparatory Department 

Special attention is g ven in this Department to college entrance work. 

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For particulars and rates, address 

EDWARD C. ROEST, Superintendent 

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A strictly high class school, where the pupils' health and morals, as 
well as their intellectual training, receive the [most careful attention, and 
they enjoy all the benefits of a refined Christian home-life. 

Address Rev. J. H. CLEWELL, Ph. D., Principal. 



Clemmons is a co-educational school under the control of the Mora- 
vian Church. The location is in a moral and healthful community twelve 
miles south-west from Winston-Salem. Clemmons prepares and the Uni- 
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in Music. Clemmons is especially adapted for the training and instruction, 
of children. Clemmons has no place for disobedient and unmanageable 
girls and boys. For Catalog, etc., address 

Rev. JAMES E. HALL, Principal, 

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FOUNDED 1802. 



Preparatory and Collegiate Departments. Special 
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JAS. F. BROWER, A. M., Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organ- 
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8®*" Pupils received at any time. Correspondence and inspection 
invited. Rev. Charles D. Kreider, Princisal. 

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Vol. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C, March, 1910. No. 286 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



The plans for Commencement, 1910, are now practically com- 
pleted, and give promise of an occasion which will rank well with 
the long train of Commencements of this institution. 

The festive exercises will be introduced by the Senior Class 
Banquet on Thursday night, May 26th, to be followed by certain 
mysterious rites and ceremonies which it is not permitted to divulge 
to the general public. 

On Friday, the 27th, the first public function will be given in 
a reception in South Hall, at which the annual exhibit of the Art 
Department will be made, together with the Cooking School and 
other branches of Industrial Science. The hostesses on this occa- 
sion will be the ladies of the Senior Class in association with the 
Heads of the various departments involved. It is intended that this 
occasion shall take high place in the Commencement functions, and 
to this end the preparations making are considerably more elaborate 
than may have heen the case heretofore. 

Saturday morning the Senior Class will entertain the invited 
College and Academy at a lawn party on the campus, which will be 
planned much on the order of ye olden-time May Day feasts of 
Merrie England. 

On the afternoon of Saturday an outdoor exhibition will be 
given by the Department of Physical Culture, which will include 
marches, drills and light gymnsastics. 

4890 The Academy. 

At night, in the Pleasure Ground Dell, Shakespeare's "As 
You Like It" will be rendered with a cast of 21 players. 

Sunday, May 22d, will be Baccalaureate Sunday, the sermon 
being preached, as has already been announced, by Rev. J. Keir G. 
Fraser, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston, S.C. 

The day following will be unusually filled with interesting Col- 
lege ceremonies, the morning being devoted to the Class Day exer- 
cises of the Senior Class, which will be held in the College Quad- 
rangle, and have been planned with a special view to the beautiful 
opportunities for spectacular presentation afforded by the campus 
environment of lawn and forest. Each of the undergraduate classes 
will have a place and part in this great ceremony, and it is believed 
that the Class of 1910 will have the honor of inaugurating a new era 
in Class Day ceremonials. Several memorial presentations will take 
place at this time. 

Monday afternoon will be given to the Alumnae, with Class 
Reunions, the Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association, and 
other exercises. 

At night, the Grand Concert will be given, and full announce- 
ment of the program for this occasion will be presented in due time. 
Upon the conclusion of the Grand Concert a Reception to the 
musicians assisting during Commencement will be given at the Pres- 
ident's house, the Seniors receiving. 

Tuesday morning the Graduation Exercises proper will take 
place in Memorial Hall, including" the beautiful service of the Daisy 
Chain and the Transfer of the Cap and Gown. On this occasion 
the Commencement Address will be delfvered by Dr. Edward K. 
Graham, Dean of the University of North Carolina. 

The following facts concerning our prospective preacher will be 

read with considerable interest by the many friends of the College 

and by not a few of the Alumnae who expect to be present at the 
approaching Commencement : 

Dr. J. Keir G. Fraser is descended from a line of ministers, his 
grandfather, Rev, John Keir, D. D., having been the first President 
of the first Theological Seminary in Canada. His father, Rev. Allan 
Fraser, was a well known clergyman, who died as a comparatively 
voung man at the time when his son was but five years old. Upon 
Dr. J. K. G. Fraser' s graduation from the Theological Seminary of 

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Montreal he was called to his father's old church and to the old 
home, where he remained for seven years, resigning in order to take 
up post graduate work. Dr. Fraser is a graduate of Dalhousie 
University of Arts and of the Montreal Seminary in Divinity, win- 
ning in the latter institution the award which is bestowed upon the 
student who ranks highest in all subjects. His post graduate work 
was done in Union Theological Seminary, New York city, where 
he specialized in Old Testament work, under Dr. Francis Brown, 
the famous Old Testament scholar. Later, Dr. Fraser attended 
Heidelberg University for a short time, and then re-entered the 
pastorate, succeeding Dr. G. R. Breckett in the Second Presbyte- 
rian Church at Charleston, S. C. , a church widely known through- 
out Presbyterian circles in the South and dating back to Revolu- 
tionary days. 

Just as The Academy goes to press we are able to announce 
the Commencement engagement of Miss Charlotte B. McLaughlin, 
of Boston, as soprano soloist at the Grand Concert, Monday night, 
May 23d, and as soloist on Commencement morning. Miss Mc- 
Laughlin is one of Boston's most popular young sopranos, and is 
well known through her church and concert work. Her beautiful 
voice and charming personality will win her a host of friends in con- 
nection with the approaching Commencement. 

— Particular interest has been awakened in the approaching 
Commencement presentation of "As You Like It," which is to be 
given on Saturday night of Commencement Week, in the Pleasure 
Grounds, at the foot of Lover's Leap, the players using the natural 
amphitheatre crossed by the brook. On a recent occasion eleven 
of the cast, under the chaperonage of Mrs. Rondthaler and Miss 
Plummer, attended a presentation of "As You Like It" in Greens- 
boro, and heard the interpretation of the play by Mr. William R. 
Owen and his group of Shakesperian players. Later Mr. Owen 
visited us, and made a careful inspection of the proposed setting and 
grounds and gave personal coaching with regard to the critical 
points in the play, and, in particular, in connection with the impor- 
tant exits and entrances. Mr. Owen's coaching was of the highest 
value, and will undoubtedly be reflected in the rendition to be given 
by our pupils. 

4892 The Academy. 

— The following schedule of events is planned for Memorial' 
Hall between Easter and Commencement : 

Tuesday, April 5th, 8 p. m. — Operetta. Cinderella. Glee Club. 
Benefit Endowment Fund. 

Sunday, April 10, 4 p. m. — Vesper Organ Recital. Mr. H. 
A. Shirley, Dean. 

Friday, April loth, 8 p. m.— Concert by Members of Faculty 
complimentary to Citizens of Winston-Salem. Miss Brushingham, 
Vcreal. Miss Plummer, Reading. Miss McNair, Organ^ 

Saturday, April 23d, 4 p. m. — Graduating Organ Recital. Miss 

Tuesday, April 26th, 8 p. m. — Musicale Scenique. Junior|Class. 
Benefit Shaffner Chair Mathematics. 

Friday, April 29th, 4 p. m. — Graduating Piano Recital. Miss 

Thursday, May 5th, 4 p. m. — Graduating Organ Recital. Miss 

A Song Recital will be given by Prof. Muzzy at a date to be 

'A Band Concert will be given by Director B. J. Pfohl at a date 
to be announced. .« 

— A Senior Memorfal of unusual interest will be presented at 
Commencement, by the Class of 1910, in the shape of a Sundial, 
mounted on a stone column, and placed where the flight of the 
hours will be in constant evidence to every person passing across 
the campus. So far as we know this will be the only Sundial now 
in use in the community, and is certainly a desirable addition to 
the admirable group of Class Memorials which now adorn the 

— A pleasant afternoon's entertainment was that recently given 

by the Davidson College Glee Club and Orchestra in connection 
with their three days' visit to Winston-Salem. Although they came 
to us almost without warning, on a twelve hours' notice, the au- 
dience which greeted them in Memorial Hall was gratifyingly large 
and their varied program was received with great enthusiasm. Later, 
with the Seniors as hostesses, the young gentlemen visited the build- 
ings and grounds. 

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All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C, Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters are of interest to our readers. 

To the Alumnae Editor of The Academy : 

Dear Madam : 

My grandmother, Mrs. E. C. Harden, nee Miss E. C. 
Harmon, of Chatham county, I believe, was at one time a student 
in your institution : I do not know whether she graduated or not. 
As I am away from home and cannot ask her this question —which 
I have never asked her — I cannot find out just now. As your pub- 
lication seems to be much interested in the former students and as I 
am much interested in my grandmother, I wish to inform you that 
she is still living in Morven, Anson Co., N. C. , furthermore she is 
in good health, in spite of the fact that she is now 87, I believe. I 
do not know whether she is your oldest living student or not. I 
should be pleased to have you inform me in respect to this. 

Thanking you for your kindness, I am, 

Sincerely yours, 

Davidson, N. C. Jas. A. McQueen. 

Rev. Howard E. Rondthaler, 

Pesident Salem Academy and College, 
Dear Sir : 

I know you will excuse me for trespassing on your 
valuable time when I tell you that I am an ex-pupil of the dear old 
Salem Academy, and that I feel more like I am addressing a dear 
friend than an utter stranger. 

In 1850, when I was a child of 10 years of age, my parents 
placed me in the Academy at school, where I remained until Octo- 
ber, 1854, when they brought me back to my South Carolina home, 
from whence they emigrated in the same month of the same year 
to Texas. 

When I first entered the Salem Academy Mr. de Schweinitz 
was Principal of the School. Two years later he was succeeded by 
his brother. I do not remember their initials, but I remember their 
iaces perfectly, so totally unlike. 

4894 The Academy. 

The first brick building of the old Salem Academy was torn 
down in the early summer of 1854 to give place, on its site, to a 
more commodious structure. I saw the old brick house demolished, 
which had been standing for fifty years very near the old Moravian 
church only a few steps off. I was there when the corner-stone of 
the new edifice was laid, and my name, Leonora T. Hill, of New- 
berry District, South Carolina, is in the school catalogue which was 
placed in an iron or steel box, with other papers, and put in that 

What girl who ever went to Salem, North Carolina, to school 
can ever forget the dear Moravian sisterhood there, and their moth- 
erly care of their pupils ? We, the pupils, have roamed elsewhere ;. 
but the dear teachers were of your own blood, and stayed there to 
educate and bless future generations. Though more than a half-cen- 
tury has passed since I first entered those classic halls, yet often and 
often I recall the forms and faces of the dearly loved teachers, whose 
features are as distinct in my memory today as they were in the 
days of " auld lang syne." I shall never forget the teachers of my 
youth and all their loving kindness. I am now 70 years old, and I 
suppose all of their familiar faces have passed away to reap their 
reward in heavenly mansions. 

In the 50' s the girls in the Academy roomed according to their 
ages, — though there were two large, separate sleeping halls, one in 
the old building was used for the younger girls, and the one in the 
building next to the Sisters' House was for the older girls. Miss 
Schnall and Mrs. Benzein taught in the "little room" the youngest 
children — where I properly belonged ; but, owing to the chicanery 
of some girl friends from Newberry, S. C. , who were two years my 
seniors, I went into the next room — the 7th Room, — with them, and 
with girls of 12 and 13 years of age. My first teachers were Miss- 
Hermina Benzein and Miss Ellen Blickensderfer. My music teacher 
was Miss Olivia Warner, sister to Massah Warner, the church or- 
ganist, who has since won fame as a musician and as a composer of 
music. He worked in a printing office in the rear of Mr. Butner's- 
hotel, where I often watched him setting type, when my relations 
from South Carolina visited their children in Salem, and would have 
me at the hotel with them. My embroidery teacher was Miss Zevely. 
Other teachers that I remember were the Misses Welfare, — sisters.. 

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Miss Theophilus Welfare was one of my teachers, aud so was Miss 
Sophia Kremer. Miss L. Herman and Miss Emma Leinbach I 
remember perfectly, and several other teachers whose features are 
recorded on " memory's walls," but I cannot now even recall their 
names. Miss Schnall taught the young ladies — the "Select" 
classes, which in our colleges are now called Seniors. 

"Alma Mater" was sung by all the teachers and pupils of 
Salem Academy, in 1854, when the last bricks of the old Academy 
were razed from the ground. Thinking you may never have heard, 
the song, I copy the words for you from my music — the song I 
learned fifty-six years ago. I still play and sing it occasionally. 

Very truly, 
Bermuda Grass Farm, Tex. Mrs. J. D. Rudd. 

Alma Mater. 

Words and Music by F. F. Hagen. 

O loved abode ! Thine ancient walls 
Reared by the hand of faith and love, 
Must crumble soon to native dust, 
Fit emblem of mortality. 
And though ere long in beauty new 
And lofty grandeur will arise 
A stately mansion in thy place, 
We would to thee this tribute bring. 

Alma Mater, loved abode ! 

A long, a last, a fond farewell.' 

Oh stay the hand ! Destroy not yet 

These time-worn walls, our youth's loved home,. 

Till we revisit once again 

Each quiet haunt to memory dear. 

'Twas there, in yonder calm retreat, 

We often mused in solitude, 

On by-gone days — on scenes of home, 

And distant friends — and wept a tear. 

Alma Mater, loved abode ! 

A long, a last, a fond farewell ! 

And here, the gentle hand of love 
Did kindly soothe our youthful griefs,. 
And pure affection's bond was twined 
And cherished oft by converse sweet. 
Yea, here our tender youth did find 

4896 The Academy 

A safe abode, paternal care, 
Instruction mild and heavenly grace, 
To fit us both for life and death. 

Alma Mater, safe abode ! 

A long, a last, a fond farewell ! 

And now since Heaven's blessings pour 
So rich and free — too narrow are 
Thine hallowed walls, to treasure all 
Who fain would shelter 'neath thy wings, 
And wisdom seek, the ornament 
Of grace, and crown of glory bright. 
Oh ! Mater alma, we must part — 
And bid a last, a fond farewell. 

Alma Mater, ere we part ! 

A long, a last, a fond farewell. 

My dear Mr. Pfohl .• 

Papa received your card today, and we were all so glad to 
know you have not forgotten us. I say "us" because I know if 
you still remember him why certainly you remember the rest of us, 
too. It is so seldom that I hear anything from Salem now, and I 
am always delighted to hear any little thing. 

Elizabeth and I are still here with Papa, and it looks very much 
as though we will be here for quite a while. 

I spent a few days in Wadesboro last week, was with Mary 
Liles one day. I also saw May Dunlap, who is now Mrs. Dr. Cov- 
ington, as you already know, I guess. 

Didn't go out to Ansonville to see the other Dunlap girls as I 
was only in Wadesboro for a few days. 

I haven't seen Mary Adams in some time. She is still at home 
with her father and mother. She had several old Salem girls with 
her this summer, but I didn't see them as I was away at the time. 

Mr. Pfohl, I had such a lovely trip last summer. Went with 
Mr. Gattis on the trip to California and all over the Western States. 
It was a grand trip, and I wish I could tell you a little about it. 

We see all our sisters often. Maggie is with us now, but her 
home is in Bennettsville. 

Mr. Pfohl, please remember me very kindly to all the teachers 
at the Academy, and if you have time I would love to hear from 

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you sometime as I am so interested in everything pertaining to 
Salem, and I hope you can come to see us again soon. With best 
wishes, your friend, 

McColl, N. C. Lula McEachern. 

Dear Mr. Rondthaler : 

* * * * * Yes, Salem Academy and College will ever 
find me among her most loyal supporters. It would, indeed, be 
impossible for me to express, in either word or deed, just what my 
•dear Alma Mater means to me. Next to that sweet old sentiment, 
" there's no place like home," in my mind is a similar one, " there 
is no place like old Salem College." Her joys are more and so 
are her sorrows. 

Hence, it is with great pleasure that I enclose the following list 
•of names, hoping also that I may receive one of the booklets. 

Trusting that the new year will be a blessed and prosperous 
one for you and Mrs. Rondthaler, and for every one connected with 
Salem Academy and College, I am, 

Yours sincerely, 

Smithfield, N. C. Martha A. Hudson. 

My dear Mr. Rondthaler : 

I am going to ask you to please have The Academy changed 

irom my address in Pulaski to the address I send you, and please 

send me the last number (February). I am always so anxious to 

get each number, but since living in Richmond I have just neglected 

having it sent here. I trust you are all well, and that this has been 

a very successful year in the school. I read with interest your being 

made Principal of the Academy. I still love the dear old place and 

-all my friends as much as the day I graduated. My husband is a 

Methodist minister, Field Secretary of the Anti-Saloon League of 

Virginia. Please send me a catalogue. I hope you will give my 

love to Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler, and with kindest regards for 

yourself, believe me, 

Most sincerely, 

■901 Bartin Ave., Elizabeth (Chafein) McAlister. 

Richmond, Va. 

4898 The Academy. 

Rev. Howard E. Rondthaler, 

Dear Sir : 

I was sorry to learn that you could not reach our place 
and pay us a visit while in Florida. You would no doubt have been 
amused with a visit to the East Coast, as it is a new and undevel- 
oped section of country. 

The Everglades are about 12 miles from us, and Indians camp 
out in that direction : sometimes they come to see us, bringing with 
them their papooses, the squaw always carrying the youngest on 
her back. 

I am sending you, by mail, some grape fruit blooms from our 
trees, and will remember you with some fruit later. 

It would be a pleasure to me to attend Salem Commencement 
in May, but unless my health improves very much I would not think 
of going. Yours sincerely, 

West Pompano, Fla, Mrs. J. K. Peacock. 

Salem Academ}' : 

Enclosed find $1.00 for subscription to your journal, my sub- 
scription having expired in October, 1909. I thank you for con- 
tinuing to send it. Though I am now one of the old girls I am just 
as eager for the arrival as I was in the beginning. I have never 
missed an issue. With good wishes for its long continuance, I anv 


Mrs. John N. Wharton. 
Oak Cliff, Tex. nee Annie Lang. 

— The following visitors are amongst those who called at the 
Academy and College during the month : 

Mrs. W. L. Welcker, Knoxville, Tenn. ; Mr. R. O. Bean, At- 
lanta, Ga. ; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Duncan, Raleigh, N. C. ; Dr. W. C. 
Martin, Mocksville, N. C. ; Mr. C. F. Fitzgerald, Linwood, N. C; 
Rev. W. L. Grissom, Greensboro, N. C. ; Mrs. D. E. Kester, 
Spencer, N. C. ; Mr. Rufus Shultz, Greensboro, N. C. ; Mrs. Don 
Shelton, Mt. Airy, N. C. ; Rev. Walter Curtis, Greensboro Female 
College ; Mr. Wright, Clinton, N. C. ; Mrs. James Borhek, Beth- 
lehem, Pa. 

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The fallowing letter from our Miss Mickle, who is enjoying the 
priviliges of our Endowment Fund at Columbia preparatory to tak- 
ing up work at Salem, will be read with interest : 
Dear Mr. Ro;uhha!er : 

These busy weeks of the new term have gone by so quickly 
that it is hard to realize that we are actually on the verge of Easter. 

As usual, I shall inflict an egotistical letter upon you to let you 
know how things are going. The seventeen points for which I was 
working last term were safely made, so I began this semester with 
a clean slate and an encouraged heart. 

The professor in my major subject came home from Europe to 
take charge of his work, and I think that the enclosed paper will 
give you a pretty clear idea of what we are doing in his Course in 
English Literature. One or two of the books named are assigned 
for each recitation. We are required to state how we would teach 
them, and our work is then criticised with the suggestion of addi- 
tional points. We also spend three or four hours a week in observ- 
ing the English classes in schools connected with Columbia. 

Besides this work I am keeping up two courses in the Teacher's 
College, one on Psychology and one on the Philosophy of Education. 

At Barnard College the work deals largely with Victorian Lit- 
erature, and I have been very greatly encouraged with the personal 
interest which certain of my teachers have been good enough to 
show in my work and with the very kind endorsement which they 
have given to some of my thesis work. Really, I do not mean to 
be "boastified," but it seems only fair to tell you of some of the 
good things that have come my way. 

Miss Etta Shaffner and I have both managed to obtain tickets 
to a course of graduate lectures at Columbia, dealing with contem- 
temporary literature and drama. They are delivered by such per- 
sons as William Hamilton Mabie and William Aldis Wright, and 
are extremely interesting. 

Mr. John Clewell, Jr., spent last Saturday afternoon with us,, 
and we all dived into our mental scrap bags for every shred of North 
Carolina news. Then Miss Settle, a former "Salem" teacher, spent 
the morning with us, and by dark we could almost hear the Salem 
clock strike "three-quarters." 

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1230 Amsterdam Ave., Robina Mickle. 

New York City. 


The Academy. 

Name and Address Wanted. 

In completing certain lists of pupils in earlier attendance upon Salem 
Academy and College we are exceedingly anxious to learn the name and 
address of the following individuals in the appended list. Alumnae will 
confer a very great favor by looking over the list and sending any sugges- 
tions or information along the line desired. 

Burt, Marie. Yaldosta, Ga. 

Buchanan, Roxana, Chesterfield, S. C. 

Black, Cammie M., Rock Hill, S. C. 

Blaekwell, Ida X., Ruffin, N. C. 

Brown, Ellen, Anderson, S. C. 

Brown, Annie, Anderson, S. C. 

Bryan, Nellie P.. Battleboro, N. C. 

Booth, Susie W., Union Hall, Va. 

Ball, Lucv, Greensboro, N. C. 

Burton, Ethel, Deer Trail, Col. 

Barnes, Madge, Clayton, N. C. 

Buchannan, Minnie, Rockford, N. C. 

Barnes, Minnie. Macon, Ga. 

Blickensderfer, Lucy, Toledo, Ohio. 

Bell, Jessie, Polloeksville, N. C. 

Brock, Minnie, 

Bell, Katie, Wilmington, N. C. 

Boisseau, Edna, Danville, Va. 

Boyd, Laura, Hillsboro, Texas. 

Broekett, Hazel, Elizabeth City, X. C. 

Bewley, Ollie, Russellville. Tenn. 

Brower, Lucie, Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Bailey, Jamie R., Statesville, N. C. 

Brown, Ruth, Greensboro, N. C. 
Breslin, Kathleen, Church and Park- 
man Sts., Selma, Ala. 
Brown, Marie, 1760 Carcaram St., N. 

W., Washington, D. C. 
Bovd, Sallie, 614 Douslas St., Greens- 

' boro. N. C. 
Blandford, Helen. Elizabeth, N. J. 
Bewlev. Eva, Rushville. Tenn. 
Coble,* Belle, Gibson, N. C. 
Covington, Dora B., Semona, Caswell 

County, N. C. 
Clark, Lily 0.. Little Rock, S. C. 
Clegg, Annie T., Quiet, X. C. 
Craig, Julia L., Gastonia, N. C. 
Cannon. Nannie, Concord, N. C. 
Crator, Mary W., Rutherfordton, N. C. 
Covington, Annie, Favetteville, N. C. 
Crudup, Ellen M., Kittrell, N. C. 
Campbell, Bettie. Bethel, S. C. 
Carr, Roberta. Wiliow Green, N, C. 
Chisman, Carr, Pine Hall. N. C. 
Chewning, Lizzie and Carrie, 
Crouse, May, Lincolnton, N. C. 

Clark, Gladys, Wilson, N. C. 

Cannon, Bertha, Horse Shoe, N. C. 

Coleman, Leonora, Brandv Station, 

Caffey, Nannie, Mercer, Utah. 

Campbell, Lottie, Greensboro, N. C. 

Clark, Mary, 943 R. St., N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Davis, Annie, Stovall, Granville Coun- 
ty, N. C. 

Daniels, Alva, 125 Rusk St., Hous- 
ton, Texas. 

DuFour, Marguerite, Mills Run, N. C. 

Doss, Lily May, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Day, Lillian A., Durham, N. C. 

Drake, Alice, Griffin, Ga. 

Dalton, Virginia A., Dalton, N. C. 

Dunlap, Johnsie, Paris, N. C. 

Donegan, Mamie, Huntsville, Ala. 

Davis, Mattie, Areola, N. C. 

Dixon, India, 1286 Broadwav, New 
York, N. Y. 

Dunn. Helen B., Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Davis, Annie, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Davis, Lillian E., Conrad's, N. C. 

DeShazo, Mattie F., Belroi, Va. 

Durham, Beatrice, 1612 McAllister 
St., San Francisco, Calif. 

Drew, Ida Mav, 120 Wood St., Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Dillard, Mary 0., Shreveport, La. 

Dudley, Ethel, Central Hotel, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Davis, Ina, Kernersville, N. C. 

Dees, tJla, Marshallville, N. C. 

Edwin, Agnes H., Guthrieville, S. C. 

Evans. Alice Lee, Milledgeville, Ga. 

Evans, Ada V., Milledgeville, Ga. 

Elliotte, Mattie, Danville, Va. 

Ennett, George, Wilmington, N. C. 

Foster, Carrie C. Madison, Ga. 

Farley, Mary. Milton, N. C. 

Foster. Hattie Lou, Buena Vista, Ga. 

Fleming, Lillie, Creedmore, N. C. 

Floyd, Susie, Spartanburg. S. C. 
Faust, Fannie, Little Rock, Ark. 
Floyd, Pearl, Spartanburg, S. C. 

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Fetzer, Mary, Concord, N. C. 
Fitzgerald, Kit tie, Danville, Va. 
Fields, Annie C, Kinston, N. C. 
Foster, Virginia, Gadsden, Ala. 
Fleming, Zana, Henderson, N. C. 
Farley, Annie, Milton, N. C. 
Furrer, Emma C, Savannah, Ga. 
Flonrnoy, Nina, Slireveport, La. 
Goff, Mary, Dalton, Ga. 
Gravely, Berta E., Martinsville, Va. 
Gist. Maggie A., Yorksville, S. C. 
Grimes, Mattic, Lexington, N. C. 
Gunter, Viola, Gastonia, N. C. 
Goff. Assenia, Dalton, Ga. 
Goff, Fannie, Dalton, Ga. 
Gant, Lizzie, Burlington, N. C. 
Glass, Dora, Cedar Falls, N. C. 
Green, Maude, New Bern, N. C. 
G.mlsbv, Laura Mary, Statesville, 

N.* C. 
Goodwin, Martha, Brightsville, S. C. 
Goodman, Sallie, Floville, Ga. 
Gibbs, May, Oxford, N. C. 
Hanser, Sallie C, Yadkinville, N. C. 
Hall, Lena, Marton's Store, Alamance 

County, N. C. 
Hardee, Florence, Rockledgp. Fla. 
Hardee, Emma J., Rockledge, Fla. 
Harding, Annie B., Johnson's Mill, 

S. C. 
Hughes, Daisy E., McMinnsville, 

Hughes, Opha P., McMinnsville, 

Houston, Minna, Mt. Mourne, Iredell 

County, N. C. 
Holt, Mary E., Henderson, N. C. 
Haugabook, Hattie, Albany, Ga. 
Holt, Bessie A., Caney P." O., Mata- 

garda County, Texas. 
Hooker, Bessie. Wake Forest, N. C. 
Horton, Georgia M., Broadway, New 

Holland, Katharine, New York. 
Hames, Annie C, Jonesville, S. C. 
Harris, Blanche, Reidsville, N. C. 
Huff, Laura, East Bend, N. C. 
Home, Kate. Tusculum, Tenn. 
Hopkins, Flournoy, New York City, 

N. Y. 
Harkins, Pearl, Asheville. N. C. 
Holmes, Alice, Jensen, Fla. 
Hassell, Mary, Williamston, N. C. 
Haigh, Kate, Reidsville, N. C. 
Harger, Katherine, Oak Ridge, N. C. 

Hodge, Susan, Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Hamilton, Annie, Beaver Creek, N. C. 

Hall, Maggie, Quincy, Fla. 

Hunt, Myrtle, Brevard, N. C. 

Irby, Elizabeth, Weatherford, Texas. 

Iseman, Allene, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Johnson, Nellie, Warsaw, N. C. 

Johnston, May V., Asheville, N. C. 

Johnston, Susan, Asheville, N. C. 

Jeffreys, Martha G., Neuse, N. C. 

Jackins, Lola, Blacksburg, S. C. 

Jones, Laura, Laundale, Texas. 

Jarvis, Florence, N. Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Johnston, Minnie, Jackson Hill, N. C. 

Johnston, Pattie, Brinkleyville, N. C. 

Krulshik, Selma, Memphis, Tenn. 

King, Sarah E., Blackwells, N. C. 

King, Belle M., Dalton, Ga. 

Kime, Lizzie E., Liberty, N. C. 

King, Florence, New Orleans, La. 

Kime, Bertie B., Kimesvillc, N. C. 

Little, Daisy, Little Rock, Ark. 

Luckenbach, Katie A., Bethlehem, 

Little, Minnie C. Wadesboro, N. C. 

Loeper, Emelie, Walnut Cove, N. C. 

Locke, Grace R., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Locke, Alice H., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Little, Gertrude V., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Lipscomb, Theresa, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

Leach, Francis, High Point, N. C. 

Leonard, Carrie B., McKees, N. C. 

Lucas, Nell, Chesterfield, S. C. 

Ladd, Rebekali, 14 Fort St., Spring- 
field, Mass, or Seabreeze Fla. 

Leslie, Grace, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Lvon, Clyde, Hester. N. C. 

McEachern, Mary, Lumber Bridge, 
N. C. 

McComb, Ella, Hickory, N. C. 

Miller, Mary Ada, Spartanburg, S. C. 

McLean, Anna, Laurinburg, N. C. 

Mayo, Laura, Whitakers, N. C. 

McKay, Kate A., Lone Home, S. C. 

Murphy, Bettie, Clinton, N. C. 

May, Minnie, Speights Bridge, N. C. 

Mebane, Berta P., Greensboro, N. C. 

May, Annie Belle.. Rock Hill, S. C. 

Martin,- Mary L., Bufardsville, (Bed- 
ford County.) Va. 

Moses, Josephine, Jamestown, N. Y. 

Morrison, Louise, Gate City, Va. 

Morris, Mary, Guilford College, N. C. 

McCanless, Irene, Salisbury, N. C. 


The Academy 

Myatt, Annie, Polenta, Johnston coun- 
ty, N. C. 

Miller, Carrie, Rutherfordton, N. C. 

Moorefield, Carrie, Walnut Cove, N. C. 

Nicholson, Elizabeth, Livingston, Miss. 

Neelv, Anna J., Clay Hill, S. C. 

Neely, Mary M., Clay Hill, S. C. 

Neill, Fanny, Rogersville, Tenn. 

Newberry, Lily Belle, Magnolia, N. C. 

Neel, Mary A., Davidson College, N. C. 

Nesbit, Flora, Charlotte, N. C. 

Outlaw, Lucy R., Windsor, N. C. 

O 'Brien, Cornelia, Mannington, W. 

Parker, Lillian E., Raleigh, N. C. 

Peyton, Lula L., Greensboro, N. C. 

Payne, Lelia, Atlanta, Ga. 

Pa'schall, Mary F., Reidsville, N. C. 

Perkins, Helen, Greenville, N. C. 

Perkins, Annie, Greenville, N. C. 

Peterkin, Mable, Drake, S. C. 

Peterkin, Jessie, Drake, S. C. 

Price, Pattie, Athens, Ga. 

Powers, Johnnie, Marlin, Texas. 

Porter, Mary E., Covington, Ga. 

Pope, Maggie, Huntersville, N. C. 

Patterson, Lottie, Asheville, N. C. 

Peterson, Carrie, Clinton, N. C. 

Phillips, Pearl, Lexington, N. C. 

Patterson, Meta, Bennettsville, S. C. 

Parish, Sudie, Reidsville, N. C. 

Pearsall, Annie, Wilmington, N. C. 

Peden, Maggie, Winnsboro, S. C. 

Rudisill, Edna, 218 Main St., Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

Rumbough, Sedie. Hot Springs, N. C. 

Rice, Florrie M., Durango, Texas. 

Rich, Lena May, Moeksville, N. C. 

Rogers, Lavinia, Macon, Ga. 

Ralston, Ava, Mossy Creek, Tenn. 

Ramsaur, Edith, Lincolnton, N. C. 

Register, Mary, Trio, S. C. 

Robson, Mary C, Prospect Hill, N. C. 

Richardson, Mary, Triplet, Ga. 

Rauhut, Minnie, Burlington, N. C. 

Spragne, Georgia, Greensboro, N. C. 

Strickland, Janettc, Roanoke, Va. 

Strickland, Amelia, Finch, N. C. 

Smith, Ammie J., Charleston, S. C. 

Storey, Roxie, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Simmons, Mamie, Kinston, N. C. 

Smith. Ida, Fieldsboro, N. C. 

Shingleur, Lizzie, Jackson, Miss. 

Sugg, Annie M., Kittrell, N. C. 

Sechrist. Ella, Haoerstown, Md. 

Smith, Maggie, Macon, Ga. 

Smith, Julia B., Greenville, Tenn. 
Sims, Rachel, Durham, N. C. 
Smith, Janie Sutherlin, Danville, Va. 
Sampson, Carrie D., Reidsville, N. C. 
Smith, Edie E., Asheville, N. C. 
Sloan, Lelia L., Davidson, College, 

N. C. 
Sellars, Mary Etta, Haw River, N. C. 
Talbott, Julietta A., Eatonton, Ga. 
Thomas, Mary Lewis, Durham, N. C. 
Turner, Lula, Cameron, N. C. 
Teaaue, Deete, Marion, N. C. 
Thomson, Ora, Gaffney City, S. C. 
Thomas, Evvic, Raleigh, N. C. 
Tanner, Lula B.. Saluda, Polk County, 

N. C. 
Tucker, Emmie J., Sanford, Fla. 
Taylor, Cora, Oxford, N. C. 
Tracy, Caroline, M., 42,5 E., 24th St., 

New York, N. Y. 
Thomas, Marian, 712 Northampton 

St., Fort Worth, Texas. 
Taff, Lollie and Lillie, 348 Plant Ave., 

Tampa, Fla. 
Tavlor, Anna, Leaksville, N. C. 
Tuttle, Grace, Lenoir, N. C. 
Van Gilder, Mamie, Asheville, N. C. 
Vance, Mary Laura, Asheville, N. C. 
Vaughn, Pabelia, Ralei&h, N. C. 
Walker, Doakie, Graham, N. C. 
Wilson, Talulah, Newton, N. C. 
Warren, L. Ellen, Snow Hill, N. C. 
Winstead. Lou R., Toisnot, N. C. 
Waddell, Mamie, Asheville, N. C. 
Werber, Marie L., Newberrv. S. C. 
Wood. Nannie J., Rock Hill,' S. C. 
Wallace. Ida D., Camden, S. C. 
Wells, Alice, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Wood Amelia, Macon, Ga. 
White. Mattie H., Winnsboro, S. C. 
Wooten, Lizzie, Laurinburg, N. C. 
White, Julia, Cuero, Texas. 
Winkler, Myra, Carsicama, Texas. 
Williams, Lucy, Oxford, N. C. 
Whit ford, Annie, Newbern, N. C. 
Walker, Carrie, Tyler, Texas. 
Wat kins, Annie Pate, 
Wallace, Marv, Charlotte, N. C. 
Williford, Virginia, Rockv Mount, 

N. C. 
Wardlaw, Josie, Aususta, Ga. 
Wessels. Ruth. 27-29 Pine St., New 

York Citv N. Y. 
Watkins, Annie, Faunsdale, Ala. 
Ward. Louise, Williamston, N. C. 
Youngblood, Adelaide, Atlanta, Ga. 

Utrertorg of fttorabtan gcljools 

Moravian Gollege and Theological Seminary 


Founded 1807. Incorporated 1S63. 

Coilegiate— TWO DISTINCT DEPARTMENTS-Theological 

The former comprises complete Classical and Lati i-Scientific Courses, 
preparatory to professional study or business pursuit. The latter offers a 
thorough equipment for Church service either in the Home or Foreign 
Field. For Catalogue and other information, address 

A. SCHULZE, L. H. D., President. 

The Moravian Parochial School 


A Day School for both Sexes 

The Preparatory Department 

Special attention is g ven in this Department to college entrance work. 

The school is specally commended by the faculties of Lehigh University, Moravian 

■College and Theological Seminary, Lafayette College and University of Pennsylvania; as 

well as those of Bryn Mawr and Wellesley Colleges. The. Post Graduate and Academic 

•courses offer special advantages to those who do not wish to attend college. 

For particulars and rates, address 

EDWARD C. ROEST, Supetintendent 

Moravian Seminary for Girls 



A strictly high class school, where the pupils' health and morals, as 
well as their intellectual training, receive the [most careful attention, and 
they enjoy all the benefits of a refined Christian home-life. 

Address Rev. J. H. CLEWELL, Ph. D., Principal. 



Clemmons is a co-educational school under the control of the Mora- 
vian Church. The location is in a moral and healthful community twelve 
miles south-west trom Winston-Salem. Clemmons prepares and the Uni- 
versity of the State. Clemmons offers excellent opportunity for ins true- 
in Music. Clemmons is especially adapted for the training and instruction 
of children. Clemmons has no place for disobedient and unmanageable 
girls and boys. For Catalog, etc., address 

Rev. JAMES E. HALL, Principal, 

Btmtorg of JHorabtan Srijoola 

FOUNDED 1802. 



Preparatory and Collegiate Departments. Special 
Schools in Music, Art, Industrial and Commercial Studies- 
Languages, Elocution and Home Care of the Sick. 
Sixteen States and Eight Foreign Countries represented.. 


FOUNDED 1794. 


FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ;. 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter Scate University without examination- 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic, 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-Writing. Special courses in Music and' 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for catalogua. 

JAS. F. BROWER, A. M„ Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organ- 
ization combined with home care for the individual scholar. Besides the 
regular Academic Course of Study and Music, the preparation for College 
or for the Technical Schools may be undertaken. Terms, $40000 per an- 
num. For Catalogue, address Rev. S. J. BLUM, Principal. 



A Moravian Boarding ScJiool for Young Women 

Preparatory Academic and Post Academic Departments. Careful in- 
struction given in Drawing and Painting, Instrnmental and Vocal Music. 
Piain and Artistic Needlework. Typewriting and Stenography. 

Special attention given to the needs of the individual scholar. 

g^g" Pupils received at any time. Correspondence and inspection* 
invited. Rev. Charles D. Kreider, Princisal. 


Vol. 33. Winston-Salem, N. C, April, 1910. No. 287 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



Friday, May 20. 

Reception and Exhibition of the Departments of Art and Industrial 

Sciences. South Hall. 

Saturday, May 21. 


Senior May Fete. Complimentary to pupils. 


Exhibition of Gymnasium Department. 

(Card of invitation only,) 


" As You Like It." — Department of Expression. 

(Saturday's events will all be held on the Campus.) 

Sunday, May 22. 

Baccalaureate Sermon. Rev. J. Kerr Frazier, Charleston, S. C. 

Memorial Hall. 

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Monday, May 23. 


Senior Class Day. Exercises on the Campus. 


Alumnae Meeting. Reception to Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. 

Grand Concert, followed by President's Reception. 

Tuesday, May 24. 

Graduation Exercises. Address : Dean Edward K. Graham, 
University of North Carolina. 

In response to repeated inquiries we present a brief sketch of 
our Commencement speaker, Edward K. Graham, Dean of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina. Prof. Graham is a native North Caro- 
linian, born in Charlotte, N. C, and received his education at the 
University of North Carolina and Columbia University, in which 
latter institution he completed his post graduate work in 1904. 

He occupied successively the positions of Instructor, Associate 
Professor and Professor in the Department of English at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, until he was appointed to his present 
position as head of the English Department and Dean of the College. 

This rapid promotion of so young a man to so responsfble a 
position tells its own story. 

Prof. Graham has contributed numerous magazine and review 
articles, and he is a frequent and graceful speaker at educational 

The Academy learns with great sorrow of the critical illness 
of Mrs. Augustus Wolle, of Bethlehem, Penna., mother of Mrs. J. 
H. Clewell. Mrs. Wolle, who has passed the fourscore mark, was 
stricken with partial paralysis some days ago, and her condition is 
reported as extremely critical. 

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For many years thoughtful people have felt that something was 
seriously wrong with the educational system of the United States 
so long as this system recognized no general standards governing 
admission to College and no general program covering the standard 
work of a High School or Academy. Any one who has looked into 
conditions as they actually exist knows that there is, even today, 
the widest divergence in the entrance requirements of institutions 
claiming the title " College." It has been found that these require- 
ments sometimes vary as widely as five years' work, so that the 
name " College" fs also applied to what is in every sense no more 
than a preparatory school. 

For a number of years past a very serious and conscientious 
effort has been made to standardize college entrance requirements 
throughout the United States, and as the basis of this standardiza- 
tion it has been agreed that a " Unit" shall represent in time value 
one year's work, being four or five hour's work per week, accord- 
ing to the length of the " hour," in an approved High School sub- 
ject, and in qualitative value shall be the successful accomplish- 
ment in that subject of a specified amount of work, thus one year's 
work, five periods per week in English, provided it covers certain 
subjects as agreed upon, shall be credited with one " Unit," etc. 

The subjects which are recognized as legitimate High School 
subjects are substantially the following : Latin, Greek, English, 
Modern Languages, Algebra, Geometry, Physical Geography (not 
general Geography ), Advanced Arithmetic (not general Arithmetic), 
and Elementary Science. 

It is further agreed through a wide range of Colleges and Col- 
lege organizations that fourteen "Units" shall constitute the re- 
quirements for the Freshman Class. This agreement has been 
entered into by the College Entrance Examination Board, which 
embraces such institutions Yale, Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Vasssar, etc., 
and by the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the 
Southern States, which embraces such institutions as Vanderbilt 
University, University of North Carolina, Randolph-Macon, Uni- 
versity of Texas, University of Virginia, etc., etc. 

The substantial agreement thus entered into and adhered to is 

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working throughout the United States a vast and important change- 
in "standardizing" the work of preparatory schools and in adding 
dignity and worth to the title ' ' College. " As is to be expected in 
the promotion of such a great and widespread scheme there are- 
some dissenters, whose number, however, is rapidly diminishing. 

In the practical development of this plan it has been thoroughly 
recognized that consideration must be had for two things, the 
one the present general attainment and standard of the public 
system of the High Schools in any section of the country, and the 
other the great danger of injustice to the individual pupil in an un- 
reasonable effort suddenly to force up a standard to such an extent 
that wide intervals are left which the individual pupil cannot possibly 

In consideration of the first of these conditions it is thoroughly 
recognized that in any given section the Colleges must build upon 
the High Schools of that section and not upon a foundation how- 
ever ideal which, while offered in the section under consideration, 
perhaps in other sections of the country is at present unattainable. 
To this end there need be no real lowering of standard, but a recog- 
nition of "unit" requirements shaped to meet present needs. 

It has thus come to pass that at present the following conces- 
sion is granted to Southern institutions embraced in the above 
named Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, i. e. : Four- 
teen "units" shall be the full entrance requirement, but for the 
present "conditional" students may be admitted on ten "units" 
of preparatory work, provided the remaining four "'units" be made 
up by the end of the Sophomore year. This same statement is put 
thus by Prof. E. C. Brooks, of Trinity College, in his pamphlet, 
" The Building of a System of High Schools in North Carolina :" 
" In North Carolina, and throughout the South, all standard col- 
leges admit the students on ten units, there being sufficient oppor- 
tunity for the student to make up the extra four units during his- 
college course." 

Salem Academy, as a part of Salem Academy and College, 
believes thoroughly in this standardization, and is entering into the 
widespread plan with the utmost enthusiasm and with entire fidelity 
to the conditions imposed. In so doing we place the Academy once 
and for all in exact accord with standard preparatory institutions ail' 

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■over the United States, and this is a fact which can not be too 
strongly emphasized. At present, namely, with the closing of the 
term ending May, 1910, Salem Academy has offered 9 7-10 units 
of work of the standard accepted by the colleges of the United 
States : beginning September, 1910, the Academic year, 1910-1911, 
will be readjusted so as to offer 12 UNITS OF STANDARD 
WORK. This will be done without any violent forcing of any 
single class, but by a readjustment of hours and a readjustment of 
subjects entirely feasible and meeting the unanimous approval of 
both the Board of Trustees and the Faculty involved. Under 
the new plan, therefore, Salem Academy will offer two units more 
than the minimum requirement for Southern colleges and two units 
less than the maximum requirement. These units will be made up 
as follows : English (three units) five periods per week through the 
four academic years covering the ground laid down by the following- 
organizations : Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of 
the New England States, of the Central States and Maryland, and 
of the Southern States, and the College Examination Board ; Alge- 
bra (one unit), to Quadratics, Geometry (one unit) to end of Plane 
Geometry ; History (three units), covering the exact ground pre- 
scribed by the above associations as follows : English History, B 
Class ; Ancient History, C Class ; Medaeval and Modern European 
History, Sub-Freshman Class. Latin (two units), three years' 
work, completing Bennett's Latin Grammar and four books of 
Caesar. Science, Physiology (one unit), Sub-Freshman. Physical 
Geography (one unit), C Class. Total, twelve units. 

It is greatly to be hoped that this important matter will be 
thoroughly grasped by past pupils and present and prospective 
patrons, so that the exact status of this institution in its academic 
work may be thoroughly recognized and full credit given for work 
accomplished. It is our desire to lay the more urgent stress upon 
these facts, since we have sometimes found a tendency upon the 
part of those who were unacquainted with present day conditions at 
Salem Academy, to under-value the work accomplished by the 
Academy in comparison with standard High School work through- 
out the South. As a matter of fact in the nine and seven-tenth 
units hitherto offered we have ranked well with many High Schools 
throughout the State, and in the newly established standard of 

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twelve units we shall stand on a parity with the best High School 
work done anywhere. 

This, of course, demands a certain regrading of the Collegiate 
Department, all of which is now under thorough consideration and 
will be fully announced in the next Academy. 

To sum up, Salem Academy, as distinguished from Salem Col- 
lege, will, beginning September, 1910, offer and require for the full 
4 years' course, 12 units of accepted High School work, as follows :. 

Latin, completing 4 Books of Caesar 2 units- 
Algebra, to Quadratics 1 " 

Geometry, to end Plane Geometry 1 " 

History, English, Ancient, Medseval and Modern General 

History.. 3 " 

Science, Pysiology and Physical Geography 2 " 

English 3 " 


Total 12 

— A class of some fifteen, mostly Seniors, has been carrying 
the Normal work during April to conclude with the May examina- 
tions. The class is under the instruction of Prof. Speas, County 
Superintendent of Instruction, and President Rondthaler. The work 
undertaken is along the lines prescribed by the State Board of Edu- 
cation, and is planned with a particular view to the State and County 
examinations which are given upon the conclusion of the work. 

The President's Annual Reception to the Senior Class was 
tendered on Tuesday night, April 19th, from 5 o'clock. Dinner 
was served at six, the company of Seniors and guests being seated 
at a long table extending through the two adjoining parlors. The 
decorations were done in the handsome class colors, purple and 
white, and a tiny souvenir in the shape of a miniature diploma was 
substituted for the place cards. A great bed of growing purple 
fleur de lis formed the centerpiece, and at either end of the banquet 
table a dozen doll Seniors, in full regalia of cap and gown, carried 
a daisy chain in graceful procession. The feast was a merry one, 
topped off with the impromptu singing of class and college songs. 

The Academy. 4911' 


(Extract from Report on the Woodlands of Salem Academy and. 
College, by J. S. Holmes, Forester N. C. Geological and 

Economic Survey. 

" In choosing the tree, consideration must be given first of all 
to the kind of place in which it has to grow. If it is to be planted 
in an open place, 30-50 feet from other trees, a light demanding 
species may be used, such as tulip poplar, white or willow oak. If 
a crowded or rather shady place is selected, a shade enduring spe- 
cies, such as sugar maple, beech or American linden should be 
chosen. On dry, south slopes, scarlet and black oak do well, 
while red oak, yellow poplar and black walnut want a fairly rich, 
moist location. For open lawn or park planting, the deodar, gingko, . 
sweet gum and walnut are effective trees, but they do not show to 
advantage in a close stand. Again, early maturing species, such as 
soft maples and poplars (which does not include the yellow poplar) 
are notdesirable, for though they grow up very rapidly, they begin 
to decay earlv, and after the first fifteen or twenty years they make 
scraggy, unsightly trees. Most cf our larger native forest trees are 
long lived and continue to improve in health and appearance if 
given proper care up to 100, 150, or even 200 and 300 years old. 

" In choosing the place to plant the tree as much room should 
be allowed as possible. No tree that attains to a large size should 
be closer than 30 to 40 feet to those around it. The more room a. 
tree has the larger and more spreading a crown it will develop, 
though the stem will probably be shorter than if somewhat crowded. 

"It seems to be the present custom to plant the Class Tree 
about Commencement time. This is unfortunate. The proper and 
most successful time to plant trees is before the buds start to unfold 
in the Spring. If planted at this time they usually are little the 
worse off for being moved, and go right to growing. If, on the 
other hand, they are planted late in the spring or early summer, 
they quite often do not live ; and even when they do they are quite - 
apt to be stunted and unhealthy looking. It is suggested that the 
class tree be planted at Easter or even earlier than that. The class 
exercises might then be held at the same time, or be held, as. 
now, at Commencement, round the tree that has previously been, 
planted, and is at that time starting to grow. 

4912 The Academy. 



All communications for this Department should be addressed to The AcADEMY.Winston- 
Salem, N.C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters are of interest to our readers. 

My dear Mr. Rondthaler : 

Your letter, written on January 17, 1910, has just come into 
my possession. I was in New York city, studying voice at that 
time. The letter wasn't forwarded to me, and recently our home 
was all torn up, as we are having some work done in it, and one of 
the servants found your letter and brought it to me. They noticed 
it was unopened. I deemed this apology necessary as I am always 
glad to do anything for dear old Salem. 

Hoping that you have had a most successful year, and with 
wishes for Mrs. Rondthaler and yourself, I am, 

Most cordially, 

Durham, N. C. Pearl H. Carrington. 

Rev. Howard E. Rondthaler : 

Dear Sir : 

Through some one's kindness I received the March, 
1910, Academy, and although it has been fourteen years since I 
was counted as one of its graduates, and neglecting during those 
years to provide myself with the literature that might have kept me 
in touch with the dear teachers and alumnae, I have not lost my 
interest, and enjoyed the number of The Academy, for I found in 
it a few familiar names. Mr. Clewell was my Principal. 

Is it possible at this time to get in touch with the Class of 1896 
in any way. and could I ask you to try and send me the address of 
Bessie (Crump) Chesterman, formerly of Richmond, Va. 

I enclose 50 cents for one year's subscription to The Academy. 

Yours, sincerely, 

Mrs. R. A. Chadwick, Jr., 

Colorado Springs, Col. nee Elizabeth Bitting. 

Salem Female College, Salem, N. C. : 
Dear Sir : 

Enclosed please find P. O. Money Order for 50 cents, 
which renews my subscription to The Academy. I think the time 

The Academy. 4913 

expired some time ago, and I thank you for continuing to send it. 
1 like to keep up with the teachers, and what is being done, although 
there are not many familiar names. I looked over your list of 
names of former pupils, and can give you two addresses : Gladys 
Clark is now Mrs. Cameron Dance, of Wilson, N. C. , and Bessie A. 
Holt is Mrs. E. G. Kilbride, of Van Vleck. Texas. 

Give my love to Bishop Rondthaler and all the teachers who 
remember me. Sincerely, 

Hearne, Tex. Valesca Steffan Marshall. 

Rev. H. E. Rondthaler : 

Dear Sir : 

Please accept my thanks for your letter of recent date in 
reply to one asking about my grandmother, Mrs. E. C. Harden, 
nee Harmon. 

It was my desire to find out the facts of interest in connection 
•with her stay at Salem, but this will not be done, I fear, as she died 
March 14th, in her 86th year, after a short illness. 

Again thanking you for your friendly interest in my grand- 
mother, I am, 

Sincerely, yours, 

Davidson, N. C. Jno. A. McQueen. 

Rev. Howard Roudthaler : 
Dear Sir : 

I am very glad to send you Mr. Holmes' report on the 
woodland under your charge. Every educational institution in the 
State should have some means whereby the elementary principles of 
forestry could be demonstrated to the pupils in its charge, and I am 
indeed glad that Salem Academy and College is taking a foremost 
place in this matter. I think you will find Mr. Holmes' report of 
great help to yourself in the management of the grounds and also 
of assistance to your students in understanding some of the simple 
principles of tree growth. I think it would be a good idea if you 
could get the report, or at least the part of it relating to class trees, 
published in your college paper, The Academy, a copy of which 
you were kind enough to send me some time ago. 

4914 The Academy. 

In view of its educational value there are no charges for the- 
examination, the Survey being only too glad to assist in this work. 

Very sincerely, yours, 

Joseph Hyde Pratt. 
Chapel Hill, N. C. State Geologist. 

My Dear Miss Sallie E. Shaffner : 

My cousin, Mrs. Ann Coward is with us now, and requested: 
me to send you a clipping of our home paper, informing you of the 
death of our mother, an old pupil of Salem Academy and College 
from 1850 to 1858. She was Martha Ann Williams. 

Very sincerely, 

Gainesville, Fla. Bettie Miller. 

"The death of Mrs. F. X. Miller, which occurred at her home 
on West Union Street, removes from Gainesville one of our oldest 
and most worthy citizens. Mrs. Miller has been an invalid for a. 
great number of years, being afflicted with paralysis, but during all 
this time has borne her sufferings with great fortitude, and always, 
looked on the bright side of life. 


(From the Daily Sentinel.) 
H " Cinderella." — -April 5th. 

The Salem Academy and College Glee Club is to be congratu- 
lated upon the splendid success of their operetta, ' Cinderella ' last 
night. They played to a full house, $120.00 having been taken in. 
The net proceeds of this will be devoted to the Endowment Fund, 
of the College. 

" The evening was one of real enjoyment, under the capable 
direction of Misses Brushingham and Plummer, the stage setting 
being particularly attractive, with the real resemblance of a college 
sitting-room, where pillows and pennants were plentiful. 

' ' Miss Dicie Howell made a capital Cinderella, even though ai 
fetching canary silk gown peeped from beneath a long-sleeved, blue 
checked apron, and she sat in a handsome solid mahogany chair, 
before a truly make-believe fire. Before her pretty song, ' Firelight 
Faces,' was finished her lap was full of flowers ; indeed, the various. 

The Academy 4915 

performers received generous bouquets throughout the evening from 
sundry admirers. 

" Miss Beulah Peters as Miss Jones, the principal of the acad- 
emy, did her part well, stately dignity sitting fairly poised upon her 

" The spiteful sisters sang very pleasantly, and manifested quite 
a sufficient degree of ill-will. Their trio with Cinderella was very 
pretty indeed. 

"The French governess, in the person of Miss Elsie Haury, 
sang quite a fetching little song, " Ah, What is Love?" 

" The Prince was impersonated by Miss Ruth Abernethy ; the 
fine costume of grey cloth, the long cloak lined with old rose, and 
plumed hat, were certainly picturesque. 

"Miss Plummer took the part of Mrs. Jarvey, the elocution 
mistress, and naturally this was the best work of the evening, for 
Miss Plummer is very graceful, and she invariably delights her 
audience. While, of course, the entire performance was claimed to 
be simply an amateur affair, no one can deny the fact that it was 
really exceptionally well done. Each of the participants was entirely 
up to her part, and the whole stage made a very pretty picture of 
artistic setting, with attractive girls in dainty costumes of pastel 
tints, going through the fascinating, fantastic steps and other pretty 
figures, with Miss Louise Bahnson as the skilled accompanist. 

"Between the acts the tiny fairies held the boards, wearing 
typical fairy garb of airy white with sflver spangles, their little wings 
flapping as they went through their fetching motions to Miss Eleanor 
Taylor's ' Lullaby of the Night.' 

' ' Speaking of fairies, the Fairy Godmother of Miss Helen Mc- 
Millan must not be overlooked, for her part was one of the prettiest 
of the evening, and her costume beautiful, scintilating with spangles,. 
train and all ; her duet with Cinderella was a very pleasing number. ' ' 

(From the Daily Sentinel.) 
Vesper Service. ---April ioth. 

"That the artistic achievements of Dean Shirley, of Salem 
Academy and College, are appreciated by the Twin City was amply 
proven yesterday afternoon upon the occasion of his splendid Vesper 

4916 The Academy 

Organ Recital in Alumnae Memorial Hall ; the auditorium was quite 
filled with an eagerly expectant audience, nor was any one disap- 
pointed, for the general opinion after the close of the Recital was 
that Prof. Shirley was at his best, and this expresses a great deal in 
the present instance. Even the two Bach numbers with which the 
program opened seemed to appeal to most of the assembly, and the 
traditional Bach compositions are usually a little heavy for the enjoy- 
ment of the generality of people. The Prelude in B minor is a 
characteristic work of the great composer, quiet and dignified, well 
suited to the great organ and the Sabbath afternoon. The Bach 
Aria, as interpreted by Mr. Shirley, seemed to captivate the au- 
dience, especially when the softest stop of the organ, the vox 
humana was used ; during the soft, sweet tremolo the people seemed 
to suspend breathing to catch the vibration. The secondary air, 
executed upon the pedals alone in staccato notes, was very effective. 
Romanza, by Beethoven, was another of the subdued, quiet compo- 
sitions whose smooth and beautiful music inspired thoughts such as 
the one with which the program was headed : 

' ' Praise ye the Lord ; 
Praise God in his sanctuary ; 
Praise him with stringed instruments and organs." 

"Scherzo Symphonique, Op. 4, by Russell King Miller, was 
a pleasing contrast ; the ' Joke ' is bright and taking, though not 
■out of keeping with the day. The theme, played on the swell, was 
splendid, and greatly enjoyed. 

''However, the climax of the afternoon was reached in S. B. 
Whitney's transcription of the Vesper Hymn. Mr. Whitney was, 
ior more than thirty years, organist of the Church of the Advent, 
Boston, and also Mr. Shirley's teacher. Incidentally, Prof. Storer 
was one of his choir boys thirty years ago. The transcription is 
made of a regular Episcopal hymn, and a kind of second accompan- 
iment is played in fine staccato chords, the melody standing out in 
a beautiful effect ; then a very soft accompaniment is played upon 
the pedals alone, and the selection closed with grand majestic chords. 

"The audience felt that it owed Prof. Shirley a debt of grati- 
tude for an hour of uplifting enjoyment ; it was almost as if one 
must make a descent from some sublime height in order to walk 
home through the sweet April sunshine of the Sabbath evening." 

The Academy 4917 

(Frjm t lie D.iily Sentinel ) 
Faculty Recital. -.-April 17th. 

"The Complimentary Recital last night, in Memorial Hall, 
given by Misses Brushingham, Plummer and MacNair, with Prof. 
Shirley, accompanist, attracted a large gathering, despite the thun- 
der storm which belated a portion of the audience. 

" Miss MacNair's piano selections were executed with that per- 
fection and brilliancy which invariably mark all her performances. 
The audience was delighted with her playing, for rare grace and 
expression were added to brilliancy, and, after the Liszt Hungarian 
Rhapsody, No. 6, she graciously responded to repeated applause 
with another beautiful selection. 

"Perhaps Miss Brushingham never appeared to better advan- 
tage than last night, when she sang Schumann's ' Woman's Love,' 

a series of eight songs, portraying the whole cycle of a woman's 
love. The music was well suited to her rich contralto voice, and her 
expression and engaging manner pleasingly impressed her audience. 
The accompaniment was faultlessly rendered by Mr. Shirlley. 

"Last night was Miss Plummer's ffrst appearance before a 
large gathering here, and she thoroughly captivated the house with 
her rendition of the old English comedy, 'A Love Chase,' in four 
acts, by James Sheridan Knowles. She carried the parts of the five 
characters with admirable clearness and grace, though naturally that 
of Constance, the old baronet's daughter, surpassed the others. The 
audience was so hearty with encores that Miss Plummer responded 
with a selection from ' Romeo and Juliet,' the scene between Juliet 
and the old nurse ; this, too, was rendered with delightful ease and 
grace, and Miss Plummer, as well as the other performers, was 
showered with bouquets from admirers. 

' ' The program closed with three very sweet songs by Miss 
Brushingham, ' And I,' ' In a Garden ' and ' A Spirit Flower.' " 

(From the Daily Sentinel.) 
Miss Warlick's Graduating Organ Recital. ---April 23d. 

" Miss Winnie Warlick, of Salem College, is to be congratu- 
lated upon the splendid success of her Graduating Organ Recital 
on Saturday afternoon in Alumnae Memorial Hall. 

"Very charmingly did she look as she appeared upon the 
stage in a dainty white crepe de chine gown, and, seating herself at 
the big organ, played the entire program through without intermis- 

4918 The Academy. 

sion. The opening number, 'Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue,' by 

Thiele, was executed with technique and brilliance ; Dudley Buck's 

'Variations on a Scotch Air (Annie Laurie)' was particularly pleas- 
ing for the soft, sweet registration brought out, as well as for famil- 
iarity with this favorite old air. 

"The 'Chopin Polonaise. Op. 40. No. 1,' originally a piano 
selection and arranged for the organ by Best, is always a 'taking' 

"Mendelssohn's 'Andante Religioso and Allegretto from So- 
nata. Op. 65. No. 4 ' is, as its name suggests, strikingly suited to 
the great organ and sacred occasions, with its smooth, dignified air 
and religious style. The closing number. Calkin's 'Festal March,' 
was the climax of the program in gay and majestic chords. 

"The characteristic feature of Miss Warlick's playing is her 
quiet ease and grace at the organ ; while she may not aspire to any 
great emotional heights, her work is strongly commendable for its 
smooth perfection in execution, which admits of no fumbling with 
stops. That her efforts were widely appreciated was proven by the 
unflagging interest of the audience. 


Received for Memorial Hall : 

Alumnae Association $106.50 

Freshman Class 52.75 

Sophomore Class 70.00 

' Junior Class 21.75 

Mrs. W. C. Wright 5.00 

Mrs. Mimnaugh 5.00 

Total to date, $24,488.86. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


Ellison — Blount. — On March 13, 1910, at Washington, N. C, Mr 
William H. Ellison to Miss Mary Muse Blount. 

Bahnson— RhiD - On April n, 1910, in Charlotte, N. C, Mr. Fred F. 
Bahnson to Miss Bleeker Estelle Reid 

Reid — Garrison —On April 20, 1710, in Newton, Mass., Mr. William 
L. Reid to Miss Rillie Garrison, late of the Faculty of Salem Academy 
and College. 

Sanford— Gaither —On April 27. in Mocksville, N. C, Mr. Rufus B. 
Sanfgkd to Miss Adelaide M. Gaither. 

Cannon— Jcnes.— On April 27, 1910, in Washington, N. C, Mr. Claude 
Lee Cannon to Miss Hattie G Jones. 

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